Since last meeting we had 9 functions in the Memorial Hall for a yearly total of 19. We have 41 dates to finish the year. I have also showed the hall to other prospective renters.
I went to visit Karen Hathaway one of our RSVP volunteers. She had some Heart surgery and had told me she couldn’t work this year. When I got there she was very excited to tell me her Dr. had released her to come back to work. With that we have every day full except weekends.
Our donations were: A battery operated vacuum given by Sharon Moore, and a box of materials and a partially written manuscript for a Biographical novel of the life of Maryona Perry.
Before we opened for the season I cleaned and polished the hardwood floor in the Memorial Hall. The last time we had it professionally done it cost us over $3,000. They recommended we have it done every 2-3 years. This is the 3rd time I’ve done it and the cost is $100-$125. I usually do it every other year. Some time we will have to have it done to take care of the buildup however, this is a great savings.
My thanks to all who came to the cleanup day. It ran so smooth they were finished by lunch. Deloris Cameron was unable to come that day so she came 3 other days to help me get the kitchen and front room ready for guests. Sharon Moore came on 2 days, brought her vacuum and went inside some of the individual displays and picked up bugs and spider webs. Verna Viall brought back somethings she had taken home to clean and spent the afternoon cleaning outside.
Then came the storm. Many times we couldn’t see the bridge or the Steeple. With snow coming down, Wiley Snell kept shoveling the sidewalks around the house so we could move. When it was over we had the parking lot cleared by Evergreen Landscaping. They do an excellent job, even hand shoveling the tight spots. Needless to say there was a huge snowbank in front of every door to the buildings. It took Wiley 2 days to clear the snow off all of the sidewalks so the customers could get in each building. Because of this and with there being no heat in the buildings it was decided to open for the season April 21.
Bunny Miller, Curator