Drawing by Dave Russo: scribblesofdave.com
Elmer's will once again be a warm and welcoming gathering place!
Inspired by a trend of community owned pub conversions in rural villages in the United Kingdom, a group of Ashfield residents formed a steering committee in September 2022. We have been working since to purchase and restore the historic Elmer's building as a nonprofit community center.
Our steering committee members bring a range of expertise and contributions to this project, including nonprofit management, restaurant cooking and management, small business ownership, event production and community organizing.
Steering Committee members pictured below (left to right):
Dave Russo, Elizabeth Gray, Delta Carney, April West, Ariel Brooks, Matthew Glassman, Kath McCusker, Rob Lizotte.
(Not pictured, but very much involved, former Elmer's owner Nan Parati, and new steering committee member, Derek Matias!)