The challenge was to dig up zillions of small rocks and clear a trench 12 inches deep, 12 inches wide and 42 feet long. When one guy started singing “That's the sound of the men working on the Chain Gang” everyone joined in--complete with grunts and laughter. Sue Berg was a one-woman bucket brigade with help from the men when a bucket got too full. Sue kept the diggers supplied with empty buckets making the entire process run like a well oiled machine.
Once the trench was dug, the work was far from over. The team headed to the Transfer Station. Having a place to dump the truckload of rocks and fill it back up with free compost was crucial to the project’s success so a big thank you goes to Dana Ramspott who gave his okay.
The whole project came in ahead of schedule (3.5 hours) and on budget ($0) with the hard work of volunteers Ben Lavoie, Bob Munson, Bruce Altobelli, Jim Berg, Kevin Williams, Mark Kendall, Russ Miles, Stephen Handley, and Sue Berg. For most of these folks, giving up pickleball on a perfect Sunday morning was a sacrifice. Everyone deserve kudos for a job well done. Can't wait to see all those daffodils in the spring.