by Janet Travers
CRAFTSBURY – A generous supporter upped the excitement this year at the Craftsbury Community Care Center (CCCC), offering a beautiful cedar pavilion to add to the gazebo, plus sponsored benches, and landscaping on the center’s new NVDA-funded walking path. The improvements meant that the pavilion had to be moved from its original location.
CCCC board member Steve Pitkin assessed the pavilion, then board member Penelope Doherty took on the move, gathering care center friends for help. Local contractors and the buildings team at Craftsbury Outdoor Center considered re-installation approaches, Glen Burkholder of Town & Country Sheds agreed to move it to the new site, Tim Beauregard prepped it for the move, and Cody Thompson of C.T. Stoneworks signed on to install it. Thompson then contacted a friend to bring helical screws to make the structure even more durable. And Craftsbury residents Eva Church, daughter Penelope Doherty, Rob and Barb Strong, and the pavilion donor partnered to underwrite the move costs.
With installation now complete, the newly named Friends Pavilion honors the community friends who came together to provide a place of respite for care center residents.