The Berea Chamber of Commerce has announced their 2020 Grindstone Award Recipient. Our long-time Foundation Secretary and retired Board Member, Dave Pusti has been named the 53rd Annual Grindstone Award Winner for outstanding accomplishments in service to the The Berea Community. Dave is a retired Board Member of the School House Foundation. His guidance, support and professional expertise for more than a decade played a vital role in our mission to preserve the building for continued service to the community. We were just a small part of his ambitious volunteer work. He was also involved in local legislative planning, education, Habitat for Humanity, youth sports, civic groups & societies and his church and business community.
The Berea Fine Arts Club, the current occupant of the Schoolhouse building, was also recognized by The Berea Chamber of Commerce this year with “The Rising Star” Award. The first ‘Home’ of the Art Club was the Berea Schoolhouse. That was in 1935. The Club is at home with a bright outlook of newly scheduled art classes, community activities, art shows and demonstrations in their mission to make Art accessible. Keep up the good work.
Our congratulations to Dave Pusti and the Fine Arts Club for their accomplishments and a sincere thank you for all you do.
The mission of Berea Little Red School House Foundation is to preserve and restore the Berea District 7 Schoolhouse, an historical site and on the National Register of Historic Places, and to provide a facility in service to the community and perform other civic functions to improve our quality of life with emphasis on education in the arts.
Berea Little Red School House Foundation, Inc.
323 East Bagley Road
P.O. Box 124
Berea, OH 44017