Auxiliary Thrift Store to host barn raising

New addition to Lower Thrift Store needs helping hands during planned work bee

Volunteer Ray Harrison works to complete the floor framing for a 24 x 24 addition to the Hospital Auxiliary thrift store in Vavenby last Sunday. A workbee is planned for this weekend to bring the structure to lock-up stage.

Volunteer Ray Harrison works to complete the floor framing for a 24 x 24 addition to the Hospital Auxiliary thrift store in Vavenby last Sunday. A workbee is planned for this weekend to bring the structure to lock-up stage.

There will be an old-fashioned “barn raising” this weekend in Vavenby.

After many years of saving, an addition to the Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Store in Vavenby (Lower Thrift Store) is now under construction.

A meeting was held last summer to determine the size of the addition and required funds. It was decided to proceed with a building addition and electrical upgrades utilizing volunteer labour. Tim Pennell, TNRD director for Wells Gray Country (Area A) took on the role of project manager and obtained the building permit last fall.

Ray Harrison and Pennell commenced work this spring on the concrete and floor framing for a 24 by 24 foot addition.

A work bee is planned for June 1 -3. The hope is to construct the building to lock up stage for inspection prior to commencing finishing work, which will also be undertaken by generous volunteers.

For the weekend we need individuals with basic carpentry skills, labourers, and someone willing to take on rock picking and clean up from the excavation work. Once this phase of the work is completed and inspected we will have other parts of the project to complete including electrical, insulation and drywall installation, siding installation as well as painting and flooring work.

Many hands make for light work. Support a great project and come on out this weekend, June 1 – 3 and lend your support to the Hospital Auxiliary. Lunch will be provided.

 

For more information contact Tim Pennell at 250-674-1355.