Town Council has authorized the installation of a natural-gas electric generator to be installed at the Community Hall. The generator will provide power to both the hall during power outages. The generator will be installed by Packard Electric at a cost of $13,280.00.
Currently, the town has a shortage of buildings capable of providing emergency shelter for residents in the event of a prolonged power outage. The installation of the generator at the hall will greatly improve the communities ability to address this problem. The Community Hall (Large/Small Halls) has a capacity to provide emergency shelter for 490 people. It will also benefit the hall to have power available during short outages that may occur when events are being held in the hall.
This will be the second generator installed at municipal buildings this year. Earlier this year, the Gull Lake Fire Board installed a generator at the Emergency Services Building.
The Gull Quilters have had very busy year making quilts and raising more than $1,500.00 for charities. The group finished a total of eleven quilts from scratch. Additionally, the group tied quilts for thirteen people, quilted for seven others, made one baby quilt, and repaired one damaged quilt. It was also a very trying year for us with the loss of one of our quilters, rest in peace Fran.
Donations this year went to the following:
Three children were sent to summer camp. Heart in Motion received $500.00 Rock Solid received $500.00 plus a quilt. Tompkins Wildfire victims received $500.00. A quilt was also donated to a house fire victim
The Quilting Club is looking for new members to join the group at the Seniors Hall. If you are interested in joining, please call Helen Hunt at (306) 672-3316. The Quilters would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone.