The project on the hill

Reprinted from Decks Awash, Volume 15, Number 6
November – December 1986
Photographs from MUN Digital Archives

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The Bayview Senior Citizens Social Club building

About 600 meters before we reach the Hillview road sign on the way from Hatchet Cove is a brand-new, log building. The new Bayview Senior Citizens Social Club building was started in June 1985, and the exterior was finished two months later. Everyone was asked to give 10 logs with 700 logs being donated, enough for all the walls and half the roof. So the club got a $300,000 building for around $25,000. Work resumed in the spring when the ceiling was completed, and a student project built long tables and inserted the 3A”round sticks between the exterior logs.

Alf Norris of Long Beach makes the final fittings in the kitchen.

The social club is for people from Queens Cove to St. Jones Within, but most members are from Northwest Brook, Hatchet Cove and Adeytown. The work was undertaken by members of the social club, with help from some younger people. Ronnie Martin did the electrical work, Albert Churchill built the bottom cupboards and washroom cabinet, and Roy House finished the walls and ceilings.

The club will host card parties, Jiggs dinners, and socials. Once the floor is done, there will be an open house. Until then, card tables, chairs, an electric refrigerator and stove, and dishes are being stored in the Anglican church basement, where events have been held in the past. An indication of the increase in community interest is that the building’s facilities are now too small to accommodate the social club.

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Transcribed by Wanda Garrett, January 2019

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