Shirley Founders Day brings attention to efforts to repair historic depot


In service: A color guard from Shirley Fire Department salutes the raising of the flag prior to the naming of the 2010 Estell Award winner. Bob Florea (right) won the award in 2009.

SHIRLEY — History and community pride will be the focus of Saturday’s Shirley Founders Day, and local organizers hope enough funds can be raised to fix an aging town landmark.

The Save the Depot effort continues in Shirley to repair the museum’s sinking floor. While the Shirley Historical Society has been raising money for more than a year to refurbish the depot, fundraisers at Founders Day could be the final push needed for the group.

“We still need to get the floor fixed,” said Jerry Duke, president of the historical society.

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