Bay Kiwanis gifts trash enclosure to Village Project

Kiwanians Jim Potter and Foster McMasters construct an enclosure for the trash containers at the Village Project facility. Photo by Jeff Harrell

Village Project executive director Barb Harrell was recently asked what gift she would like from the Kiwanis this year. She replied she did not want a check this year from the group, but would like them to provide an enclosure for their trash barrels. The Village Project has been keeping the trash barrels inside the building and on the hot summer days, the odor can get overwhelming.

The Kiwanis group assigned retired architect Gordon Taylor to sketch out a design that would enclose the four trash and recycling containers. Next, engineer Foster McMasters gave dimensions and estimated materials needed for construction. The materials were purchased and construction began. With assistance of Kiwanis member Allen Waddle and Foster’s son, James, the enclosure was built over four weekends.

On May 9, the enclosure was turned over to Barb, who will select an appropriate color and have her volunteers stain the wood. Now the trash containers can be stored outside and the odors are no longer a problem to the volunteer cooks who are preparing food for families affected by cancer.

The enclosure can be viewed on the north side of the Village Project building at the corner of West Oviatt Road and Donald Avenue.

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Volume 7, Issue 10, Posted 9:48 AM, 05.19.2015