After a year and a half working on this project, Ramblin’ Vewe Farm has closed on the purchase of the 43-acre parcel of land abutting Ramblin’ Vewe Farm to the southeast (see map at left). This land was owned by Dr. Leo and Polly Sanfaçon and over the years they generously allowed Ramblin’ Vewe Farm to make and use trails on their property.
Many thanks to the over 100 individuals and businesses who collectively donated over $112,000 to make this project happen. Our goal was to raise at least $65,000 and pay the remaining $55,000 of Ramblin’ Vewe Farm’s share from our treasury. We significantly exceeded that goal. The remaining $120,000 of the $240,000 sales price was paid by the Town of Gilford from their Land Conservation Fund.
The success of this project would not have been possible were it not for the generosity of an anonymous donor who matched 100% of the donations. Special thanks also to Ellen Mulligan, the Persons Fund administered by Gilford Community Church, the Penny Pitou and Milo Pike Fund, administered by NH Charitable Foundation, the Bank of New Hampshire and Meredith Village Savings Bank.