Lake Guernsey VFW Post 4471 is still working on the
renovation of their Post Home in Guernsey, Wyoming. Priceless assistance of the school's building technology class and it's teacher.
It has been very cold here and the building, until recently, had no
heat. Now that it has had several furnaces installed, it is a much
better place to work. On Saturday, 7 March, we opened up doors to
let some our 65 degree temperatures help warm the building as we put up
some sheet rock. We are planning on the Grand Opening on Saturday, 2 May
Commander Steve Keigley (center) works with Student Larissa and
Teacher Troy Reichert to hang sheet rock. They are enclosing a closet to
store tables, chairs, and other items and get them out of the way when
they aren't needed.
This is a piece of art which was
discovered when paneling was taken down during the re-model effort. We
are currently trying to get some history but it was probably painted on
the wall in the 1950's and then covered with sheet rock. Our intent is
to clean and trim it a bit and then frame it. It's approximately 6' X 4'
and, we're told, is in pretty good shape considering its age.
Commander Steve Keigley and Chaplain Don Mack move
benches from the inside of the re-model area. Originally, the intent was
to restore these benches, which are at least 50 years old. After
further evaluation, it was determined that restoration would not be
worthwhile so some of the building technology students will disassemble
them and cut the pieces into furring strips will be used to secure
insulation in the ceiling. That way, the benches remain a part of the
The winter progress on the building has been posted
on-line on the G-S Vikings for Veterans Facebook page. It will certainly
catch you up on what the students have been doing.