The Village of Lewiston was recently awarded $54,000 in Greenway money from the Town of Lewiston to complete work on the Historic Piper Law Office and Welcome Center at the corner of Center and South Ninth streets.
As GB Construction workers were replacing the roof, committee member Bruce Sutherland and volunteer coordinator Tom Smith made barbecue ribs for all those involved. Sutherland, deputy mayor in the village, said a fair amount of work still remains in refurbishing the 1800s-era building. That includes expanding the front porch to wrap around the building, and correcting the flooring, which is a mess of layers and heights.
Mayor-elect Terry Collesano, also a committee member, said he is hopeful the welcome center will be open to greet tourists during the Peach Festival in September.
In the picture at top are Sutherland and workers Smith, Don Gray, Nathan Lainberger, Gary Bell, Ron Bugyi and Joel Means.Shown above, left, trustees Sutherland, left, and Vic Eydt watch as Smith grills a rack of ribs.