ENFIELD: A desperately needed upgrade of the kitchen area at the Enfield Legion has been complete thanks to volunteers from the community and a local business.
On Feb. 17, the new kitchen was officially opened with a kitchen party and musical entertainment, cake; and a ribbon cutting. Doing the cutting were members from the Legion, Pat Adams; Burt Frame; secretary Michelle White; and Glen MacDonald, president of Cabinetworks in Burnside.
“It’s a large improvement,” said Adams, the the Legion President. “It’s never been done since the Legion was built in 1973. It was time.
“We’re pretty pleased with it.”
He said the whole kitchen was gutted and renovated to be more pleasant for all, and allows the Legion to host more events that entail the sale of food.
“There was new gyroc, flooring, insulation placed in it,” he said. “There’s a brand new double oven-stove. She was gutted right out. It smells a lot better too.”
Adams said the kitchen renovation project cost $30,000, but without the dedication from volunteers; a grant from the government; and Cabinetworks the cost would have likely been much more.
“A large part of the monies came from Jig the Joker, other fundraisers; dances; and we did have a $10,000 grant from the government,” he said. That’s how we got it done.”
Frame said members of the Legion saved them money ebcause theyw ere equipped to do what was needed.
MacDonald said he knows Adams well.
“We came out and had a look at the old kitchen and knew we coulkd make something happen,” said MacDonald. “The cabinets are built for longevity.”
He was happy to be invovled in the project. And if something goes wrong, he’s easy to get a hold of.
“We know where he lives,” added Adams with a chuckle.