Wednesday, July 25, 2007
The construction fence is up, the earth is being moved at 400 East Front Street, site of the new senior center and 63 condos. While I was there Wednesday morning, the big shovel hit something that produced puffs of white dust or smoke. Notice the worker peering into the hole to see what it was. Maybe a metal tank?
Meanwhile, at 305 East Front Street, a big crowd was waiting for vouchers for fresh fruit and vegetables. Center employees expected about 200 people to sign up.
I asked member Betty Carson, 67, how she felt about seeing the start of construction.
"Right now, I have confidence that it is going to happen," she said. "I'm very happy. I wasn't sure I would live to see it."
Those who completed the paperwork for their vouchers had only to step outside behind the center to make their selections. Each eligible person got four $5 vouchers for the fresh produce.