Record Summer Crowds Visit Warming Hut
May 31, 2012
Photos by John
Story by Larry Gomes
Comments from visitors are very complimentary with many
writing "Awesome", "Great Job" or "Excellent View" in the
comments column. Visitors have also been generous leaving money in the
donations box to help fund maintenance and future projects. The club
is hoping to collect enough money to build an outdoor deck with log
furniture perched on the edge of the drop-off so visitors can relax and
enjoy a birds eye view. They also want to install a tile floor over
the wood subfloor that is currently in place.
So far, 148 Founders have pledged $100 each to have their name and dedication message engraved on a plaque in the warming hut forever. Another 52 Founders are being sought to pay off the expenses incurred during the building of the warming hut.
The club broke ground on the project on June 15, 2011 and the building exterior was completed on Sept. 25th. The warming hut was opened for visitors on December 5th and the final interior work was completed on December 19, 2011.
Here is a picture taken by John Higgins last Saturday afternoon that says it all: