Stop the sale and privatization of the Fogo one room school house and united church.

Stop the sale and privatization of the Fogo one room school house and united church.

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Barbara Mitchell started this petition to Town of Fogo Island

The town of Fogo Island is entertaining the idea for the sale of the old ONE ROOM SCHOOL HOUSE and UNITED CHURCH buildings in Fogo.  

Buildings like these are an integral part of the make up of small out port communities in NL. They represent and communicate a way of life. As our island has become an attraction to a world of travellers it is more important than ever that these tangible pieces of our history are there for all to enjoy and get an understanding of who we are and where we come from. 

Walking into an old church and smelling bread baking will not give a visitor the sense of wonder and awe that the building communicates, the story it tells. 

We must preserve these two buildings,as they are just a few of the old buildings left that help tell our story. 

Right now we see a big loss of revenue from tourism but after this pandemic people will come in ‘droves’ to get this island experience and we need to have these museums and buildings available to them. 

Selling them is not the answer to the finances of this town. There are other avenues to deal with the upkeep of these buildings. 

Privatizing the old United  Church and the Old ( and possibly ONLY) One Room School House left in NL should not be done!

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