Struggling up the steep concrete porch steps at the Vale American Legion hall has never been for the faint of heart – and certainly not for the faint of knees.
Thanks to the efforts of an enterprising high school project and the sweat equity of volunteers, there’s now a safer way for community members to get to gatherings in the hall on Water Street in Vale.
Volunteers from the community and the volunteer Home Depot Team last week put the finishing touches on a new ramp at the building, built to code for gradual access to the porch level.
The project dates back a couple of years, when Charlene Pelland, an allied health teacher in the Poverty to Prosperity program, mentioned the access challenge to her students. Members of Post 96, she noted, are veterans, and many who use . . .