Lions Pavilion Walls and Trusses

Lion Al Orsen thought the first wall would go up on Monday, October 30th, but it was too windy so it stayed on the ground.

The next morning, it was Halloween, October 31st, and the wall was up by 9 a.m.† Itís the west wall of the pavilion and you can see spaces for some of the insulated garage doors that will be locked down in the winter to make it a year round facility.

Trusses started going up on November 3rd.† They were built by Lyman Lumber.

Construction workers were Lion Steve Reus and his crew which included his son Marc Reus, Jacob Buetow, Brian Gennrich, James, Reimer, and Jason Koehnen.

The trusses went up smoothly with a competent crane operator, all within a 24-hour period.†

The trusses are called scissor trusses and will result in a vaulted ceiling which gives the assembly space a nice welcome and makes the space attractive for events.

Over the month of November, the pavilion framing was completed.

Over the month of November, the roof was shingled, including the removal of the shingles on the concession building and storage building, all with now new and matching shingles.

Next, the electrical systems will be completed with all new exterior and interior lighting and plenty of electrical plug-ins for events.† The electrical service is being upgraded from a 200 amp service to a 400 amp service so there should not be any circuit breakers blowing.† Also, the fire sprinkler system will be installed during this time frame.

The City portion of† the project cost is in reroofing the existing building (to the left in the above photo).† Otherwise, all of the other improvements are being paid for by the Victoria Lions Club, with no city tax dollars.