With help from Lou Ann, Kathy, Christy, Tammie K. and Mr. Wyrick’s 4th/5th grade class, about 15 students and 2 parent volunteers. Raked leaves and grass, hauled trash to dumpster, turned and amended the soils. Another great work day with the kids.
While some of the ladies finished cleaning and rearranging kitchen. Other volunteers tilled beds and planted vegetable seeds and watered. The asphalt walk ways got power washed – dislodging a good amount of dirt and what would later become weeds.
In preparation for Frontier Days worked in the gardens, putting up barriers, raking, weeding, watering. Final touches were done on the inside – the old gal looks grand…Cleaned shed, organized tools, more power washing, and watering etc. It has been an extremely hot dry May and watering is a daily chore.
In June, LD Saville delivered and donated a lovely cedar wishing well that he made for the roadhouse. It was set out promptly and adorned with a flowering basket adding nice color and a special touch to the lawn in front of the roadhouse.
Thanks to everyone for their support and dedication to keeping this Alaskan treasure on the map – not to mentioned one of the top 10 museums to see in Alaska – per the June 2011 Alaska Magazine.
We feel a momentous accomplishment in the effort to clean the roadhouse and are so thankful for the help of the fans of the Sullivan Roadhouse. Funny how we enjoy our time there, like children playing house, discovering and uncovering relics from another lifetime, another life. Even with our eyes and nose irritated from disturbed “dust” we smile and know that Ma would be proud, and hopefully pleased that someone has taken the time to preserve a part of Alaska’s history and her life. We, like the caregivers before us, continue to treasure our past in hopes of instilling it’s value on a future generation.
Special thanks to these wonderful volunteers: Carol Dufendach, Mike Farrar, Lou Ann Fett, Laurie Franks, Grace Kaspari, Christy Roden, Kathy Trim, Janice & Mark Weller, Matt
Kassie Farrar presented a lovely Sullivan Roadhouse Christmas watercolor. Just perfect for posters and cards.