t600-DSC_0656In a final push to reach an early November opening at the Haywood Pathways Center, a work weekend is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday.

In addition to roofing, there’s plenty of painting to finish. Volunteers will also be removing the old prison fences and replacing it with a more decorative one. Crew leaders are needed for what will be one of the final pushes to finish remodeling work on the future home of the emergency shelter, halfway house and soup kitchen.  Those interested in stepping forward to help are asked to call Jim Haynes at 734-9346.

There are plenty of painting supplies, but those with carpenter tools are asked to bring them along for the work project.

Not all buildings are expected to open by Nov. 1, the traditional opening of the Haywood Christian Emergency Shelter, but organizers are planning to at least have the shelter building open by then. Finishing the kitchen will likely take longer.

Weekend volunteers will need to plan to slip away to a nearby restaurant for lunch, or bring a box lunch as no refreshments will be available on site.

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