With donations from local organizations and the help of a few volunteers, the gym floor at the Chewelah Civic Center received a new coat of finish on Monday.
Seeing that the floor needed to be refinished and discovering that there were no funds allotted in the city budget to accomplish the task this year, Tom Bristol asked for the help of those who used the gym to donate money for the project.
Bristol got favorable responses from the Arts Guild, the Lions Club, StageTime Theatre, the Park Avenue Players, Heidi Zornes’ exercise classes, and the Chewelah Performing and Cultural Arts, and their donations were sufficient to get the job done.
Over the weekend of May 5-6 a small group of volunteers scraped the paint splotches off the floor and got it ready for recoating. They were Tom and Susan Bristol, Bill and Kay Lupton, Geno and Sharon Ludwig, Don McLaughlin, and Gail Johannes.
The refinishing was done by Peter Griessmann from Haus of Hardwoods, located just north of Addy, at a bargain price.
“We are glad to help with this project,” said Griessman. “As you know, we put great pride and workmanship into sanding and painting the game lines on the original refinish in September of 2009.
“We love wood and we love to see our work appreciated. Please join us in continuing to make the Chewelah Civic Center the pride of the town.”
Chewelah’s T&M Restoration has donated the use of their fans to help dry the new finish and remove the fumes so the gym can be back in use this coming week.
In this photo: Volunteers work together to prepare Chewelah’s Civic Center floor for professional refinishing by Haus of Hardwoods of Addy.