Heritage buildings are costly to maintain but as a volunteer society that aims to preserve them, when something important needs to be fixed, you do it as quick as you can.

Such is the case for two steel doors that had to be replaced on the Upper Monroe Barn, which cost the Sheppard Family Park Society $7,000.

Since it's actually the town that owns the buildings, the society is seeking re-imbursement for the repair.

President of the Sheppard Family Park Society, Mary Ann Dearing, says, "We don't actually own any of the buildings but we have volunteers that look after the grounds, cut the grass, plant flowers, and much more."

Dearing adds, "We have so many lovely heritage buildings in the park,  including the old school, which was built in 1904, before Alberta was even a province."

Sheppard Family Park is free to visit and donations are highly appreciated.


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