The roof will be raised and a story circle built on a new community gathering place at in the Totem Lake/Kingsgate area from Sept. 14-18, and a call is going out for volunteers.
A group formed last winter in response to a lack of such gathering spots in the neighborhood, and now with a grant from Tully’s Coffee and help from the non-profit Pomegranate Center in Issaquah, the gathering spot is actually being built.
The project includes two covered picnic areas, picnic tables and benches, a gravel path, short rock wall and a gathering area/story circle, as well as benches along the path. It will also feature artwork.
Volunteers with carpentry, art and landscaping skills are needed, and the project’s sponsors are encouraging a large turnout so the gathering spot will reflect local resident’s ideas and efforts. Refreshments are also needed, as well as construcution materials, such as concrete, mortar, landscape fabric, roofing materials, and gravel.
The Pomegranate Center is a group that fosters the creation of such spots, and you can see designs and other information on its web pages here.
Volunteers can sign up for vazious work shifts at www.132park.org. Donations of materials, food, beverages can also be made at that site, or by contacting Lynda Haneman at 206-300-7090 or email@example.com .
A video by Tully’s Coffee about this project and others can be found at http://vimeo.com/27217191.