Progress continues on the Sonoma Springs Community Hall building and kitchen. We are well on the way to our goal, but are reaching the end of our available funds. As many know, older buildings require extra work and infrastructure to bring up to modern standards. In our case, much of the existing Hall building has reached the end of its usable lifespan. Many construction techniques that may have been deemed sufficient 60 years ago are now not up to code.
In short, this renovation has been more costly than was calculated on our initial estimates. We are gearing up for a final fundraising push, with the hope that we can drum up support through financial, material, and in-kind donations to bring a commercial kitchen to the Springs and Sonoma Valley Community. Look for more information on this effort and spread the word that there exists a great opportunity to contribute to our community through this worthy endeavor.
The following is a list of this projects remaining needs: KitchenWishList
Sonoma Springs Community Hall President
Over the past month, our member volunteers have once again come out to assist with our ongoing building renovation project. We emptied out the cupboards, stored ite
ms we are looking to keep, and gave away what we do not need. Next was the fun part! Taking sledgehammers, cats claws and crowbars to the old kitchen infrastructure, getting it down to the “bare bones”. We will do what we can to ready this space for our contractor, so that they can come in and get busy with the finer details of constructing a new commercial kitchen!
Special thanks to Sandie Sanders, Cathleen Swanson, Claudia Sims, Steve Dungan, Ray Gallian, George Dolinsky, Gary Seifer and the honorable Jim Callahan for extra duty on this project…. Stay tuned!