Historic Bain Restoration Website and Logo Launched

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The Historic Bain Restoration Committee recently launched a brand new website, www.savebain.com, which provides information about Historic Bain and its proposed restoration, the object of the $3 million bond referendum that will be on the Nov. 6 ballot.  The group has also adopted a new logo — “Save Bain: Preserving the Past for Our Future.” The website and the logo were designed by Create A Video of Mint Hill.

The website provides valuable information on Historic Bain, the purpose and work of the committee, questions and answers about the restoration and the building’s future use, a large gallery of photos, and video clips.  The logo will be used to promote the Bain Bond campaign.

The first clip to be posted on the website is by Dr. Steve Bain of Corpus Christi, Tx., a distant relative of John Bain, who built Bain Academy in 1889.  A strong supporter of the proposed restoration, Dr. Bain has done extensive research on the Bain family and visited the Mint Hill community several years ago in search of his roots. More video clips are planned for the website.  

Led by the late Tina Ross until her recent death, the Historic Bain Restoration Committee has worked tirelessly over the past five years to save the building.  It continues to operate under the umbrella of the Arts & Science Council. Committee members include Carol Timblin (acting chair), June Hood, Dale Dalton, Dana Finley, Denise Fohr, Gail Honeycutt, Jerry Mullis, Lynnette Pritchard, Marty Wyatt, Dave Martinson, Billy Hawkins, and Tom Duke.  The committee welcomes volunteers interested in assisting with the bond campaign.

The committee’s vision is to preserve the Historic Bain auditorium building for use as a community cultural, civic, and educational facility.  The auditorium, with seating for approximately 300 and two large classrooms, would be the only such public space in the Town of Mint Hill. It would provide a place for theater productions, music and dance performances, lectures, civic meetings, and art exhibits.

Details about the $3 million bond referendum can be found on the Town of Mint Hill’s website — www.minthill.com

For more information, contact Carol Timblin (acting chair), ctimblin@gmail.com or 704-576-0925, or Denise Fohr (public relations), fohr.denise@yahoo.com or 704-293-2819.

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