27 April 2011
Work Party Saturday
Thanks to our venerable president Kenny Cada, US Bank is supplying some much needed muscle to do demolition work upstairs in the depot this Saturday. Jim and his little band of elves must've been at work last weekend, because the ceilings are already down and the floors are piled high with lathe and plaster. This week, work resumes with the US Bank volunteers and others taking on the lathe and plaster walls. The work party begins at 9 am, lunch will be served, and there will also be a chance to do some outside gardening chores. The HPG will supply hard hats, safety glasses and respirators, and volunteers should bring leather gloves and wear thick-soled boots. The work teams will rotate with frequent breaks, so plan to have some fun along with the labor!
On a related note, Larry Comer and Del Hatch were in town yesterday as part of kicking off a study of possibilities for the old mill site. The depot is a key part of that land and its future, so Larry and Del took copious notes to learn more about the WIM HPG, the depot and our plans. It was a very productive tour, with a fair amount of dreaming involved. Pie in the sky? Not really when you think of how much has been accomplished since the mill closed 30 years ago this year!