tasks that were formerly done by volunteers - grass cutting, painting, cleaning and moving furniture, mattresses (from one car to another) and keeping the garbage and litter cleaned up.
The Bulldozer was out of service for several weeks because of a leaking hydraulic line. The line was almost impossible to remove from its location. Dave H. tackled the job, removed the line and Don ordered a new one. When it arrived from John Deere in the US, Dave then installed it. Bravo!
The casino was held on May 28 and 29. It provides solvency and gives us a means to grow and develop new ideas. The proceeds will be partly used for renovation of Dunvegan Shop - heat, light, insulation and roof repair.
Thanks to all the volunteers, but especially to Stephen and James who, along with the advisors, made things happen.
Plans are in the works for development of a mini-rail on the grounds.
Mini-rail is being proposed as an additional source of revenue that will take us along the road to sustainability. As the mini-rail ideas take shape they will be vetted by members and the Board of Directors.
What began as a layout for landscaping has morphed into a mini-rail layout while keeping the landscaping idea in focus. Janet and Roland, Ivan, Ric and Irene have put a great deal of effort into this proposal.
John B is being trained to staff the gift shop. Some other individuals have shown interest and they will be included in the training sessions later.
John took the pot from the popcorn machine and got it working again. He took it to the manufacturer's representative, got it repaired, rewired, and it was put into service today. Samples of popcorn were enjoyed by Don, Barry and Cathy.
Cathy's sister Pat is undergoing cancer therapy and was hospitalized today for triage. Pat will be in hospital for an undetermined time. Our sympathies to Cathy and Rosemarie.
Lon brought in a few historic magazines and two speeder wheels today. He says that the wheels have been in his garage for a long time. It is called spring cleaning. If you have a GMD1 in your garage we will be glad to have it!
Don K has donated a restored handcar and four lengths of rail to the museum. Don is a strong supporter and has assisted us in many ways. Hans is arranging to pick it up. Many thanks Don!
The new season is underway! Come to see us and enjoy the changes.