June 6, 2005

Brac Eldemire home donated to National Trust

An historic event took place on the Brac Saturday when members of the Eldemire family donated their family home to the National Trust.

On the front porch of the home, which was built in 1928, four of the Eldemire brothers, Merrick, Philip, George and Bruce, together with their nephew Charles, signed the papers and handed over the keys to the house in which they were all raised.

On hand for the transfer of the property were Trust Chair Ms Carla Reid, who acted as MC for the informal occasion, Trust general manager Frank Roulstone and Brac Chapter Chairman Martin Keeley.

Also present were the Leader of Government Business Kurt Tibbetts, who spent many happy hours with his sister, Mrs. Mexi-Ann Grant, at the Eldemire home when he was growing up next door; Alden McLaughlin, Minister of Education, Employment Relations, Youth, Sports and Culture; and recently elected MLAs Mr. Osbourne Bodden, Mr. Moses Kirkconnell and Ms Lucille Seymour.

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