Lowe's Hometowns Signature Project
We're thrilled to share that the Wakefield Foundation has been selected as a Lowe's Hometowns Signature Project for 2022. We are one of only 100 projects selected, and the only one in Virginia. This project means so much to us and we will be installing a Handicap Restroom on our 2nd level, next to the Auditorium. It is a dream come true, as we have been wanted this for a long time. We can't wait to share our reveal with you.
From the Lowes web site-
Lowe's Hometowns - 2022
Lowe's is continuing its longtime commitment to communities by completing signature improvement projects in 100 hometowns across the country. With projects spanning 40 states and Washington, D.C., Lowe's will help restore and revitalize spaces that serve as the hubs and heartbeats of communities, including neighborhood housing, parks, community centers and much more - positively impacting millions of Americans. Read more about all 100 signature projects below and follow along on social media using #LowesHometowns.
The Wakefield Foundation exists to preserve and restore the former Wakefield High School Building, built in 1919. The organization also preserves local history, provides educational opportunities, and offers programs and activities for the Wakefield community and surrounding areas. The Foundation's plan is to increase accessibility to its second-floor auditorium by adding a restroom to better serve people with disabilities and older patrons. The auditorium supports events such as performances, weddings , receptions, classes and community events and meetings. The auditorium has one handicap accessible elevator that can carry only one person in a wheelchair at a time.
You can follow our progress in the pictures below. More will be added as the project progresses.