October 11 and 18 were the last two work days for the year. We were blessed with great weather and even better helper both days. The above photo is the wellness center in the new building. It was drywalled, taped and the first coat of plaster was applied.
On the 11th, a group from First Reformed Church, of Sheboygan falls made the trip up for the work day. They worked in the barn and in the old garage. In the photo above, the guys were getting started on closing in the one backstage room that connects to the current tool room. The area needed to be insulated and drywalled so that the area and it’s annex, can be heated this winter. By the end of the day, they had all the drywall up. Since then, Nick and the guys taped and mudded the room. Trish, and Betty painted it. And Tony and Stevo put up shelving. It’s all ready for cold weather!
The weather for the work days was nice enough to get some things done outside. In the photo above, some guys are working with Richard to finish the retaining wall that was started by a youth group this summer. In the pic below, Ron and Don are digging in fence posts along the edge of the barn’s property.
Tony found two windows at Habitat for Humanity that were a perfect fit for the two backstage windows in the barn. It took 3 scaffolds of height to reach the window!
The group from The Able Church came up on the 18th for their annual fall leaf raking at Camp Daniel. A group also went to the Brunot house to split firewood from trees that had fallen earlier this year.
Saturday, Sept 27 was the annual Camp Daniel fall picnic. This year it was put on by the Booster Club. Of course, we had to keep the food the same because the chili and fix in’s are tradition at this point! The Booster Club was raising money to “Pour the Floor” (the concrete for the basement level of the maintenance/chapel building) Since in years past this function wasn’t a fundraiser, they didn’t want to have a high pressure fundraiser, so in keeping with that and the fun picnic atmosphere, they did a 50/50 raffle. Above, Becky, who is the head of the Booster Club, and Betty, also part of the Booster Club and new CD intern are showing us the excitement of the raffle.
Amongst other volunteers and donors, all of the campers and counselors from this year were invited to the picnic. We were happy to see Sherry (above) and Kenny and Al (below) come out for the beautiful day we had for the picnic.
The Weidner family drove up from Oostburg for the event. We are blessed to have this family as part of the Camp Daniel family.