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Pardon Our Dust! Improvements at Cricket Holler

Ribbon Cutting of the New Centennial Pavilion, Waterline Improvements, New Shelter Houses, Honeysuckle Abatement, and Road Improvements!

The new Centennial Pavilion and Shower House at Cricket Holler is now in use. On October 27th the ribbon was officially cut on the Centennial Pavilion, which will mark the 100th anniversary of Cricket Holler. In addition to this new multi-use structure, new waterlines have been run to the side of camp that features Adirondack camping; the first time water has been available in nearly 20 years.

Cutting the Ribbon on the Centennial Pavilion; commemorating 100 years of Cricket Holler. From Left to Right: James Crawford - Council Commissioner, Dennis Niemeijer - Wilcon Corp, Amy Kress - Schiewetz Foundation, Steve Sherbet - Council President, Jeff Schiavone - Scout Executive
Eagle Scout Brady Kress of Dayton History shares historical fun facts of the K-Lodge and Cricket Holler at the Centennial Pavilion Ribbon Cutting.  From Left to Right: Steve Sherbet -Council President, Jeff Schiavone - Scout Executive, Brady Kress - Dayton History
One of eight water spigots with new freeze- proof valves with backflow prevention.

Around the camp another eight water spigots have been replaced with new freeze-proof valves with backflow prevention as part of a $40,000 waterline improvement project. Ground was broke last week on two new shelter houses at Miami and Winnebago campsites. These shelters will feature solar power with outlets and lighting.

Also around the camp, our Volunteers-Improving Property (VIP) team has been working hard clearing invasive honeysuckle and widening roads to campsites. In total these improvements represent over $400,000 and countless hours of labor. Thank you to all those VIPS and to the many donors for their ongoing support, including the generosity of the Schiewetz Foundation.