The Paonia Lions Club and the Paonia High School seniors recently got together to complete a community service project requested by the former Paonia Teen Center coordinator, Ellen Smith, before she passed away.
Over three days, 12 volunteers put in over 70 man hours and donated over $250 in supplies, in order to sand, repaint, and replace as needed, the seats of the visitor side bleachers located at Paonia Town Park.
Although the Lions Club donated the food, Ellen Smith's "right hand" team of Mary Blake, Rene Atchley and Sue Rhoades prepared meals the first two nights, so the crews could eat and keep working.
Appropriately, the Lions finished putting the bleachers back together the morning before Ellen's Memorial Service in the park on June 6.
The Paonia Teen Center has been renamed in Ellen's honor, The Ellen Hansen Smith Center.blog comments powered by Disqus