Volunteers will build birdhouses this Saturday to benefit Warwick Valley Community Center
This Saturday, March 23, volunteers will gather at the Warwick Valley Community Center, formerly known as the Doc Fry Center, at 11 Hamilton Ave., in the Village of Warwick.They and professional contractors including Joe Nachtigal of Nightingale Construction, Steve Fisher of Sierra Construction, contractors Kevin Walsh and Jerry Lee Albin along with Patrick Gallagher of Gallagher Solar will form an assembly line to build birdhouses that will be offered for sale at various locations throughout the Village this April.
All proceeds from the birdhouse sales at that time will go toward the support of the Warwick Valley Community Center.
The goal of the volunteer carpenters this Saturday will be to build 100 “birdie domiciles,” which will then be turned over to local artists and artisans who will decorate them for display at the sales.
“Generous contributions of all the lumber from Kuikens Brothers Lumber in Warwick, Roe Brothers Lumber in Florida and Lowes in Chester made purchasing wood unnecessary,” said Gallagher, who helped organize the event. “These companies really helped us out and they always give back to the community.”
Throughout the year the Warwick Valley Community Center offers music, dance, art, yoga, drumming, volley ball, teen center, drug and alcohol prevention programs, a community orchard and garden, gatherings for birthdays, graduations and anniversaries as well as movies just to name some of the activities open to the public.
“It’s always a challenge to bring in those extra dollars that mean so much to our efforts to effectively serve the communities needs,” said Community Center Director Karen Thomas. “Please come in and check out the strengths and unique possibilities that the Center offers all year long and keep an eye out for these beautiful bird house works of art to be sold locally this April.