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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #180 on: January 25, 2020, 11:39:16 AM »
We'll just have to start calling them the "Dynamic Duo".    8)
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #181 on: January 25, 2020, 07:59:07 PM »
Fred and I had some help today. Larry, who normally volunteers at Maine Narrow Gauge on the train crew, joined us. He showed up just in time.

08:38. 33 degrees. We are ready.



08:45



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09:08. Lining things up.



09:18. Walked to the south and got a different angle.



11:25. Trusses are all secured. Headed to lunch.







We puttered after lunch, and this is what it looked like when Larry and I left at 14:30.






 
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #182 on: January 25, 2020, 08:45:21 PM »
Is the intent to get roofing on this first section or leave it until all the trusses are up?
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #183 on: January 25, 2020, 08:54:33 PM »
Great garage for the yellow crane truck.  Just a few holes in the roof that need to be repaired to keep the snow out.
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #184 on: January 25, 2020, 09:07:12 PM »
The side views kinda look like the Death Star, half erected like that.
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #185 on: January 25, 2020, 09:53:42 PM »
Mike quote "Fred was cutting so fast he had to keep shutting the generator off."

So THAT'S how he keeps going, and going, and going.....

Happy Birthday, Fred. 
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #186 on: January 25, 2020, 10:21:24 PM »
A job well done, guys.

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #187 on: January 25, 2020, 11:02:25 PM »
We will put roofing on as soon as we are ready. Probably the end of February now, or early March. There is more work to get ready for the roof, plus a Steam and Saws, and another photo charter (got a little prep work I was asked to lead) that will slow us now. But the plan is to have this section complete for use this summer and do as much as we can (and money allows) to complete the rest of the structure.
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #188 on: January 26, 2020, 10:04:51 AM »
Mike,

What is your estimate of money needed to complete the Pavilion for use by Member's weekend?
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #189 on: January 26, 2020, 01:26:09 PM »
You mean the Annual picnic? I am not sure. I have some numbers written down, and need to add up what we have purchased (2×4s and screws mainly) to get a good number. Also, I have found a picture of a corn husking shed that once stood in my town that everyone seems to like. Once I get approval from the board, I'll post that picture here. That will increase the cost a little, but this is an investment into the future of events at Alna Center. Well worth it.
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #190 on: January 26, 2020, 08:33:56 PM »
The real question is what will it take ($$) to complete the pavilion, period.  Time frame is irrelevant.  Once we know that, we can work on making it happen.

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #191 on: January 26, 2020, 09:06:57 PM »
I know we will make it happen. I have no doubt that if we needed additional funding that our members would pull through. We have some of the most supportive members and donors that an organization like ours could ask for.
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #192 on: January 26, 2020, 09:53:43 PM »
I know we will make it happen. I have no doubt that if we needed additional funding that our members would pull through. We have some of the most supportive members and donors that an organization like ours could ask for.
I think my information is correct in that when we needed additional funds to install the windows in the car barn extension, our members, and those from MNG came thru to keep the project on schedule for timely completion. 

If we know how much more is needed to complete the Pavilion Center I have a strong feeling that somehow our wonderful supportive members and donors will come thru again.  On this thread, does anyone know the status of the Annual Fund Drive?
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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #193 on: January 26, 2020, 10:29:52 PM »
We made our $101,000 goal a couple of weeks ago.

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Re: Event Pavilion for Alna Center - Official Reassembly Thread
« Reply #194 on: January 26, 2020, 11:18:16 PM »
We made our $101,000 goal a couple of weeks ago.
Hooray for us and many, many thanks to all our members, friends, donors and other benefactors!!!!
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