Here is a quick update on the ongoing renovations and repairs with our River 6 Team from AmeriCorps. All the inside and outside chinking of the Sit N Whittle Lodge has been complete. Though we spent hours and time with Carlyn Pheil and Susan Neilson choosing what we believed would be the true Sit N Whittle Blue – it was not. But Bruce Pace did not give up and kept digging till he found an old can of paint from the 1990s with enough contents remaining for us to get a true match. Outside trim work and doors have now all been painted with the true Sit N Whittle Blue!
The team spent a marvelous week rotating through “Chair Class” with dear Johnny Keesee and have re-woven the seat bottoms of all Sit N Whittle chairs! Each chair averages about 17 hours of handiwork – so you can just imagine the joy of having all the chairs restored. And the team members have been taught a new life skill.
Volunteer Ron Basini has been working along with AmeriCorps members in restoring our Sun Fish sailboats. Hulls have been sanded, a new coat of fiberglass patch and now the finishing touches are underway. The sail fabric for patches is coming up on the calendar soon.
We moved indoors as temperatures dropped and painted a fresh color known as Universal Khaki on the walls of the Bishop Johnson Dining Hall. It’s a beautiful, natural color that enhances the rock columns and warms the room. Three coats later and 40 gallons of paint have really brought new life into this center gathering location at LLCC.
We’re connecting with retired designer Priscilla Wodehouse on fabrics for the Lake House cabins. If you’re interested in attending a pray and stitch event, we will be looking for sewers! It will be a BYOM – bring your own machine event Straight seems and simple construction – nothing fancy, so all levels of sewers will be invited. Please let us know if you’re interested and we’ll share the information with you.
Chef Paul, Della Swanger and I attended the Asheville Bridal Show in February. If you of a couple looking for a beautiful place for their wedding, please have them stop by the show or they can always call us here at the Lake.
The Cataloochee Trout Unlimited Chapter is now working with LLCC on the restoration of our private section of the Pigeon River! In addition to this exciting work, they are hosting a Fly Fishing School here at Lake Logan May 26-28, 2017. If you've been waiting for the perfect time to pick up this fabulous sport - now is the time! Come join us.
Susan Merrill/ Execuitve Director