The Gard Hall library is going public as soon as the floors are repaired! This is a major event in our community relations as we open up the school’s library to the local residents of the valley, becoming the only public library available to them in the area.
With a grant to provide air conditioning for the entire first floor of Gard Hall on the promise that we would make the library open to the public at least 2 days a week, we are well under way to accomplishing the remodeling of the first floor. We first had a spanking new bathroom built that is absolutely beautiful and we are now in the last phase of preparation for the big day when we can open the doors.
This phase entails repairing or replacing the flooring. The building is very old so there has been considerable wear and tear in places. Some of the flooring had to be removed and replaced with plywood because it was so badly rotted and even a few of the joists had to be replaced or reinforced. When all is said and done the entire floor will be carpeted except an area around the fireplace where the original flooring will be refinished.
We could really use any help you can provide in covering the cost of this project, which will help us with our goal of keeping the school a functional, vibrant part of the community for many years to come and not just let it crumble and pass into history like so many other old schools have.
Would you please make a contribution to the Gard Hall Fund by clicking on the Donate Now button at the top right of this page? We and all the former students, faculty, and staff as well as all those who have volunteered thier time or money to preserve the school would be ever so grateful!