Beth Raseman, Project Coordinator, opened the ceremony thanking everyone for the support. She then introduced Village President Karen Darch. Karen remarked on what an incredible amount of teamwork has gone into preserving this local treasure. She thanked supporters of the project for stepping up and taking leadership roles to make the transition of such an important landmark, not just a reality, but an example of what can be done.
Local merchants in downtown Barrington, at The Ice House Mall, along Lageschulte Street, and at The Foundry on Northwest Hwy. will be offering great bargains as they start to clear out summer merchandise to make room for fall and holiday merchandise.