Rounding Third Base and Almost Home
The Sturm Family and Friends Building Community wishes to thank you for your generosity and support of the restroom project. We are most grateful to the Town of Boulder Junction, the Boulder Junction Community Foundation and the Boulder Junction Lions Club for their roles they are playing.
The ‘official’ community campaign to construct a public restroom at the Boulder Junction Sports and Recreation Park at Sturm Memorial Field concluded October 31, 2019. The campaign was extended through the 1st quarter of 2020 in order for more bricks to be sold, accommodate end of year giving, and to encourage 2020 personal and corporate budgets to be considered for a donation.
As of April 15, 2020, a total of $75,836.00 has been received. $7000.00 of that total was earmarked for named ancillary items at the restroom site including 2 bike racks, a water fountain/water bottle filling station and a deluxe bike repair station and pad. All project prices were quoted, and were best estimates provided at the time. If any funds remain in excess of the costs, they will go to the Boulder Junction Community Foundation Restricted Endowment Fund.
The facility will be especially appreciated by the athletes and spectators at Sturm Memorial Ballfield, the children who use the playground (and their parents), and those who attend special events at the park. Since it is near the skateboard park, the tennis/pickleball, basketball courts and the Heart of Vilas County Bike Trail, the new facility will serve all outdoor enthusiasts!
Boulder Junction Town Chairman Dennis Reuss notes, “The addition of restroom facilities to our sports field recreational area provides for the family friendly comfort of our visitors. This enhancement will enable the community to host more functions at this location. There are also added amenities that will be of benefit to the bicyclists. We are pleased to have the support of the Sturm Family who have spearheaded this endeavor in memory of Earl Sturm.”
At the January 2020 meeting, the Boulder Junction Town Board, approved the contract with Romtec, Inc. based in Roseburg, OR, to provide the restroom design and materials. The actual construction and installation will be a contributed effort by the volunteers of the Boulder Junction Lions Club and members of the community. This community partnership is keeping the actual costs very low on the project.
The anticipated date of completion is currently scheduled to be late June-July of this year. This month, the septic system was installed. Next to follow will be moving the water and electric lines and pouring the pad for the restroom and bike repair station prior to delivery of the construction materials in late May.
We anticipate a ribbon cutting and/or grand opening to take place after construction is completed, depending upon where things stand with the COVID-19 crisis. Each and every one of you will be invited to help us celebrate this auspicious occasion!
For more information or questions, please contact us on behalf of Sturm Family & Friends Building Community at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would be so kind as to send your email address to Janet our communication about the ribbon cutting/grand opening will go faster!
With our gratitude and thanks,
Janet Oppenheimer Linda Jenner
Janet Sturm Oppenheimer and Linda Sturm Jenner, Directors
Sturm Family & Friends Building Community in Boulder Junction