Camp Newaygo Celebrates Opening
Peggy Stone Center Ribbon Cutting
Story and photos by Marianne Boerigter
Another goal was reached by Camp Newaygo on Friday afternoon in the grand opening of the new Peggie Stone Center, an arts education and community facility. As part of the “Building a Healthy Future” capital campaign, this newly renovated facility is a much needed addition as the use of camp continues to increase.
The facility renovation, with Kurt Sanderson as the general contractor, is not only beautiful but will be extremely functional for many camp art classes and activities, including pottery and photography. The attention to detail and craftsmanship in the build is evident from the first step inside.
With remarks and thank you's made by Jane Vitek, Camp Newaygo Executive Director, and Bev Cassidy TrueNorth Community Services CEO, the crowd of well over 70 guests cheered at the ribbon cutting done by Vitek, Cassidy, Sanderson, and Capital Campaign Chair Marcia Logie.
With many of the renovation volunteers, craftsman, business partners and supporters on hand, the overall sentiment of pride was evident. Artist Cara O'Brien designed the interior signage for the facility, using her skills in combining clay work and wood. The facility will be used in many ways and will increase creative opportunities for all who participate in programs at Camp Newaygo.
Contact Camp Newaygo at 231.652.1184 for more information on the rental options available for the Peggie Stone Center or any of their programs.