Thanks to a group of dedicated volunteers, the Capella by the Sea in Azalea Park will be
opening May 6th. The Capella was built and donated to the City as a sanctuary for those in
search of solace and quiet mediation by famed film producer, Elmo Williams as a memorial
to his late wife, Lorraine Williams.
The Capella is scheduled to be open 10:00am to 4:00pm most days through September.
Hours will be subject to change without prior notice, based on volunteer availability and
scheduled events. Reservations for use of the Capella for weddings, memorials, and small
gatherings are already being taken for the year.
If you are interested in volunteering a few hours a week or just a few hours each month to
help keep the Capella open for the enjoyment of residents and visitors alike, please call
541-469-1157. This is a one-of-a-kind volunteer activity, requiring no more effort than to sit
at your leisure, work on the latest crossword puzzle, read a good book, compose a letter,
pull out your drawing pad to capture images of the harbor, surrounding trees and unique
architecture, or simply enjoy the spectacular views and light filled space for a few hours at a