THE FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERRIFF’S WORK CREW has completed repainting the exterior of the Hawley Town Office, with the help of a few dedicated Hawley volunteers. The project was completed on Monday afternoon, October 26, as planned. The group went on to repaint a small Town storage shed on East Hawley Road, a project which took two more days.
Here’s what was accomplished at the Town Office:
♦ all of the prep work, including scraping, repairs to the building and priming;
♦ all of the final coats and the hard-to reach places;
♦ painting of the back door, clapboards and trim;
♦ patches to some corner boards;
♦ resuscitation and rehab of the Town Office sign;
♦ reconstruction of a crumbling window shutter;
♦ replacement of several clapboards and sheathing pieces low on the sides of the building; and,
♦ replacement of a four-foot length of sill.
While most of the work was done by a group of six Franklin County Sherriff Department Trusty’s under the watchful eye of their Guard/Supervisor, Sherriff’s Deputy Martin Neuhauser, the following Hawley volunteers provided impetus, logistical support, organization and tools that helped the project along:
♦ Lloyd Crawford
♦ Pam Shrimpton
♦ Phil Keenan
♦ Lark Thwing
♦ Rick Kean
♦ Virginia Gabert
Special mention goes to the staff of Avery’s Store for their patient and speedy responses to a number of repetitive, tiny orders for painting and carpentry supplies.