SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – It was 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23 when the first load of Nortrax equipment pulled up to 422 Lacross Rd. to unload. The second load came later the same morning; the trucking was courtesy of Hillside Auto, Springfield.
By 7 a.m. Saturday morning, Aug. 24, 13 Nortrax volunteers arrived to spend the day moving earth and stone with their backhoe, excavator, skid steer, skill and strong backs, as well as painting inside and doing chimney repair. This effort amounted to almost 100 man-hours!
The stone for the cellar floor arrived in the morning also, compliments of St. Pierre Inc., 59 Jeffrey Rd. in Charlestown, N.H.
During the day, lots of tree stumps were removed, stones both big and small were relocated, trees were cut, and the grounds around the house were graded. The stones for the cellar floor were laid in and raked in preparation for the cement floor.
Morning break time was provided by Dunkin Donuts, with lunch by the Springfield Sub-Way and Shaw’s.
This huge volunteer effort on the part of local businesses helps Springfield Habitat to move forward in completing the property for a Habitat-eligible partner family. Habitat thanks everyone involved in this project.
If you would like to see the property or volunteer to work on it, call 802-738-8858. We’d be happy to show you around.