Provided photo Pictured from left to right, volunteers at a previous birdhouse assembly line at the Warwick Valley Community Center are: Jerry Lee Albin, Brian Nieves, Kevin Walsh, Rick Boydston, Glen Carter, Joe Nachtigal and Randy Tiger.

Provided photo Pictured from left to right, volunteers at a previous birdhouse assembly line at the Warwick Valley Community Center are: Jerry Lee Albin, Brian Nieves, Kevin Walsh, Rick Boydston, Glen Carter, Joe Nachtigal and Randy Tiger.

They need more people with carpentry skills.

On Sunday, Sept. 25, 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 and carpenters, along with organizer Patrick Gallagher of Gallagher Solar ,will form an assembly line to build Bluebird birdhouses that will be offered for sale at Applefest.

Gardeners like to attract bluebirds for their advantageous properties. Bluebirds are voracious insect consumers, quickly ridding a garden of insect pests.

All proceeds from the birdhouse sales at that time will go toward the support of the Warwick Valley Community Center.

“Generous contributions of all the lumber from Kuikens Brothers Lumber in Warwick, Roe Brothers Lumber in Florida, Home Depot and Lowe’s made purchasing wood unnecessary,” said Gallagher. “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 at Applefest.”

 

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