Volunteers from Diversified Services have been assisting with upkeep of the Sukanen Ship Museum and Pioneer Village for several years.
“This is the third year we’ve partnered with them,” said President Gord Ross. “Last year we didn’t because of the pandemic.”
The volunteer crew comes out every Wednesday workday to assist with maintenance. “We have sometimes as many as 15.”
“They do everything from running the lawn mower, weed whacker, scraping and painting as well as picking up broken branches.
“They’ve washed all the tractors and cars in every building. That’s a lot of work when you figure we have 150 tractors.”
Their assistance takes the load off the museum volunteers.
“They do enjoy it. Their supervisors tell us their clients are asking to come out and work.”
Every year they have helped, the museum has done a July barbecue for volunteers who come out Wednesday and had them as special guests.
Ron Walter can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org