WAVERLY — The Waverly Community House, also known as “The Comm,” was the utopian dream of Margaretta Lammot Belin, wife of Henry Belin Jr., who intended to commemorate her husband’s life by creating a “memorial park” in the center of the Village of Waverly that he so loved and which would benefit and enhance village life.
For more than 95 years, the Comm has enhanced the lives of people of all ages by providing a place where they can gather in a friendly, safe and beautiful environment. Because of the generosity of Margaretta Belin and her children, the Comm has become a home away from home for generations of families.
Now available in the lobby, the Comm is providing a large “Thank You” book where children and adults in the community can record their best, vivid and fondest memories of the Waverly Community House.
The Comm invites everyone who has taken a class, played basketball, skated or danced in the gym, had a birthday party or participated in the hundreds of programs and events that have taken place there over the years to share words, draw pictures or post photographs in the book as a thank you and tribute to the Comm founders.
The book will remain on display in the Comm lobby through Oct. 19 when it will be moved to a permanent location in the Archives Room.