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Community comes together

PULASKI — The Robinson Tract Community Center has seen better days.
Fortunately, it belongs to a community filled with people willing to lend a helping hand in times of need.
And with its currently deteriorating exterior, the almost 60-year-old community center is definitely in need of a make-over.
That’s why, this past Saturday, members of the Robinson Tract community gathered at the center and took the first step in the process of renovation.
Starting bright and early at 8 a.m., 16 men and women worked to remove the old siding from the building in order to make room for the new siding, which has been donated by James Hardie Inc. of Pulaski.
Mark Taylor, both an employee at James Hardie and a member of the Robinson Tract community, played a large part in arranging this donation, saying the company was proud to donate the siding for the betterment of the community.
Lawrence Nuckolls, who is a minister within the community, explained that during the past several months, a group of Robinson Tract residents met to discuss the current state of the building and what action was to be taken to improve it. He said Taylor attended the meetings, heard their case and eventually came back with an offer for the donation from James Hardie.
In addition to the donation from James Hardie, Nuckolls said the Horseman’s Association of Southwest Virginia has already donated $1,000, under the leadership of Allan Jarrells, president, also a member of the Robinson Tract community. Jarrells noted the group hopes to be able to donate more in the future, through various fund-raisers.
Nuckolls also hand-delivered 230 letters to residents from “the Gator Mart to the foot of the mountain,” requesting donations for the renovation of the community center. He said numerous residents have since made donations.
Olaf Howard, another Robinson Tract resident, said the center was originally donated to the community in the mid-1950s from the bagging plant in Dublin and was restructured by members of the community in its current spot.
Now, the community is coming together yet again to rebuild the center.
Howard’s wife, Judy, noted the community center is used for club meetings and is rented out for various occasions, including family reunions, wedding receptions, birthday parties and other community activities.
This coming Saturday, the community is invited yet again to work on the renovations starting at 8 a.m. Nuckolls noted they would probably be there working for the next few Saturdays until the task is completed. Lunch will be provided for those who volunteer to help.
Those interested in making donations to the Robinson Tract Community Center renovation project can contact Nuckolls at 980-4764.

Community comes together

PULASKI — The Robinson Tract Community Center has seen better days.
Fortunately, it belongs to a community filled with people willing to lend a helping hand in times of need.
And with its currently deteriorating exterior, the almost 60-year-old community center is definitely in need of a make-over.
That’s why, this past Saturday, members of the Robinson Tract community gathered at the center and took the first step in the process of renovation.
Starting bright and early at 8 a.m., 16 men and women worked to remove the old siding from the building in order to make room for the new siding, which has been donated by James Hardie Inc. of Pulaski.
Mark Taylor, both an employee at James Hardie and a member of the Robinson Tract community, played a large part in arranging this donation, saying the company was proud to donate the siding for the betterment of the community.
Lawrence Nuckolls, who is a minister within the community, explained that during the past several months, a group of Robinson Tract residents met to discuss the current state of the building and what action was to be taken to improve it. He said Taylor attended the meetings, heard their case and eventually came back with an offer for the donation from James Hardie.
In addition to the donation from James Hardie, Nuckolls said the Horseman’s Association of Southwest Virginia has already donated $1,000, under the leadership of Allan Jarrells, president, also a member of the Robinson Tract community. Jarrells noted the group hopes to be able to donate more in the future, through various fund-raisers.
Nuckolls also hand-delivered 230 letters to residents from “the Gator Mart to the foot of the mountain,” requesting donations for the renovation of the community center. He said numerous residents have since made donations.
Olaf Howard, another Robinson Tract resident, said the center was originally donated to the community in the mid-1950s from the bagging plant in Dublin and was restructured by members of the community in its current spot.
Now, the community is coming together yet again to rebuild the center.
Howard’s wife, Judy, noted the community center is used for club meetings and is rented out for various occasions, including family reunions, wedding receptions, birthday parties and other community activities.
This coming Saturday, the community is invited yet again to work on the renovations starting at 8 a.m. Nuckolls noted they would probably be there working for the next few Saturdays until the task is completed. Lunch will be provided for those who volunteer to help.
Those interested in making donations to the Robinson Tract Community Center renovation project can contact Nuckolls at 980-4764.