DEXTER – Volunteers are needed to help build 280 single wood window inserts each day from October 14-21 at Dexter Town Hall.

DEXTER – Volunteers are needed to help build 280 single wood window inserts each day from October 14-21 at Dexter Town Hall. Help us out on one or more four-hour shifts, with a free lunch provided daily. No experience necessary, sitting and standing duties available. Individuals, students and groups encouraged.

Tasks vary from cutting sturdy and lightweight wooden frames, wrapping them on both sides with clear plastic to make them drum tight, applying foam weatherstripping on all edges or even preparing. a lunch. Everyone can help in one way or another!

The result is a clear and lightweight double-glazed window insert that fits perfectly into the existing interior window frame.

“They are of high quality and very effective,” said David Pearson of Dexter. Pearson installed several of these two years ago and also volunteers in Window Dresser constructions. “They fit well and let in light but not heat.”

Interior inserts are removable, last for years, and reduce heating bills by up to 25%, all at a fraction of the cost of replacement windows. A 4.4ft by 2.5ft window costs about $ 70 for a natural pine frame. A white frame is an additional $ 4. Special rates are also offered to low-income residents. Orders are now taken for 2022.

COVID precautions include vaccinated work days only.

Window Dressers is a six-year nonprofit organization that supports barn rancher-type community builds in local Maine communities, bringing neighbors together to help neighbors build the inserts. This group is organized under the leadership of the Maine Highland Senior Center region and the Charlotte White Center-Thriving in Place Project.

“This project not only helps our friends and neighbors save money during the heating season, but it is also an opportunity to build community and engage people to volunteer to support a great project” said Dr Lesley Fernow, local organizer and volunteer. effort.

Volunteer now through Dr. Lesley Fernow at 207-992-6822 or [email protected] or register on Window Dressers.org, for community building at Dover-Foxcroft / Dexter.

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