With all of the earth-shattering, jack-hammering, street-ripping alterations occurring at Windhover Center, it's been requested that I give you an account of what's happening behind the scenes and blog about the experience. I've always wanted to be a blogger.....ever since yesterday. Since this is the first blog, I need to set some parameters for myself.
1. To be informative for all things Windhover Center.
2. To be entertaining.
3. To help focus the spotlight on Fond du Lac.
And away we go.....
All through the holidays, I was asked time and again, "when are you going to get started with Windhover's construction project?" (I have a love-hate relationship with community taskmasters. Love their concern - hate being reminded of how much I have yet to accomplish.)
So, the new roof in July, the purchase and demolition of the property next door was not good enough? Fine. Try this on for size. December 24 C.D. Smith went to town and began the demolition of the western portion of Windhover proper. This means no elevator, no bathrooms, no water....NO BAR!
Of course it all comes back in the renovation, but there is nothing like looking at your building being pulled down and having your professional life flash before your eyes. Ground is now officially broken, footings are poured, and the Windhover itself is back to being 1906 and closed to the general public. That being said, Windhover staff has never been busier. Planning for major concerts, major art exhibits, weddings, corporate gigs, an upcoming summer concert and film series, a revamped membership program, and oh yeah, a multi-million dollar renovation and construction project keeps a person extremely busy....and extremely happy.
Next time I'll give you a little history lesson and please don't forget to purchase your tickets for the Davina & The Vagabonds concert March 29 to be held at Windhover West....Elks lodge #57 coolest neighbors ever!
Good times in store for the art center, and good times in store for Fond du Lac. I look forward to sharing them all with you.