When people gather at Pybus Market, great things happen.

That statement is so true on so many, many levels, including with the Pybus Annex Campaign. The Campaign — completed in December 2018 — raised $619,816 (including donations and pledges), well exceeding our goal of $500,000. The community warmly embraced the Campaign and support has been gratifying. The Campaign had 296 donors — a combination of individuals and businesses — whose contributions ranged from $50 to $100,000. Click here to see a list of all donors.

Those funds were used to remodel our Events Room, which was lacking HVAC and views of the outside, as well as needing insulation, acoustical improvements and new P/A and A/V equipment. The remodel also added a second, smaller meeting room, which is something our community and local non-profit partners have asked for.

The remodeled space is now known as the “LocalTel Event Center,” thanks to the generous sponsorship by LocalTel, a locally owned company with unwavering support for our community well being.

The remodeled LocalTel Event Center is truly an amazing space. It will allow Pybus Market Charitable Foundation to dramatically improve our ability to foster the arts, promote community health and wellness, enrich and build family connections, support other non-profits and provide a safe place for children to discover and learn.

In five short years, Pybus Market has become a source of great civic pride, the envy of many around the United States, a community center where people gather to enjoy good food and drink, shop, visit with old friends and meet new ones.