October 2008 - The Final Chapter
"All the Kings men" returned to the scene of the crime, to an Open House hosted by Bette Ann. Here is what the finished product looks like:
November 2007 - "The Last Day"
(Photographs courtesy of Jim Kilton)
Bette Ann Braeutigam
When a group from the Guild visited Bette Ann to arrange for the delivery of the auction items, she showed us her house which was being renovated by her late husband. The situation could not be worse! Three sides of the house were in various stages of renovation. The section she is living in is cramped and has no outside light. She has little resources to complete the renovation, and could not find anyone willing to do the work.
This is an opportunity to help a person with a real need!
We have agreed to ask members to join us in completing the house. Outside work consists of tidying up, putting on trim, sealing concrete corners, sealing a joint with the old house, closing in a porch, etc.
One room needs the ceiling and walls installed, some other small fixes and it will be complete. We have identified these two projects as the first priority.
The front of the house has been expanded to enlarge the kitchen and hallway. The area is unfinished, walls will need to be removed and a new kitchen created, a much larger assignment but it can be done as this modification is a must in order to have livable home. This is priority two.
And a third room requires some major thought to integrate it into the existing structure.
Ron Critser has agreed to coordinate all activities between Bette Ann and the Guild; ensuring supplies are on hand to do the work and ensuring we complete the work to her specifications. Several others have offered to head the work parties.
PLEASE GIVE SOME SERIOUS THOUGHT TO VOLUNTEERING TO HELP ON THIS PROJECT.
If you are willing help let Ron know at firstname.lastname@example.org.