L&S Contractors of Yacolt (686-3827) did a fine job getting our septic system into the ground. They had to maneuver around those big ol' boulders under the ground and managed to find a path to put the pipes. They only had to blast one small area of rock and that went smoothly.
We had a surprise contribution from Progress Electric (687-3561), a Venersborg electrical contracting company, who installed the electric system for the septic and donated their labor, saving us hundreds of dollars.
Basil (L&S) saved out a few big boulders to put around the edge of the drain field so we can keep cars from driving on it. One of their employees, Tom Dunn, donated a few yards of really nice loamy soil to fill in the holes. After hours he drove the dump truck up to his home in Yacolt, dug up the soil and then drove it back to the schoolhouse and unloaded it, time and soil as a donation, too.
Next Dennis Moore is finishing up detailed drawings of the new bathroom so he can take it down to the county office and get a permit. We'll need more donations to pay for that and get the bathroom project underway. Two Eagle Scouts have taken on building a handicapped ramp and building a new inside entrance and are raising funds to handle their projects. We couldn't be more grateful for their initiative and commitment to helping us do these projects.
Jacqueline Freeman, president
Next time you drive by the schoolhouse you'll probably see a lot of big machinery in the yard. Basil from L&S Septic and his crew are installing the septic tank this week.
Next we need to build the room for the bathroom off the back of the building. If you'd like to volunteer carpentry skills, call Dennis Moore at 687- 3549. Also we are hoping to find a volunteer licensed plumber and licensed electrician who can get everything hooked up.
Our estimate right now is that we still need to raise about $3800 - $5000 more. Ideas or donations are all welcome. Call Jacqueline if any light bulbs go off. 687-8384.