Volunteers who cleaned up the Peg and John Huchro Memorial Gazebo were, from left, Geri Favreau, Kay Papin, Mary Racicot, Sue Chenevert and Nancy Baker. Not pictured: Judy Mousseau.
The Peg and John Huchro Memorial Gazebo has received a little sprucing up.
Resident Sue Chenevert and fellow members of the Rouses Point Beautification Committee spearheaded an effort recently to give the Lake Street gazebo a fresh coat of paint.
“I walk by there every day, and just thought it would be nice to clean it up a little,” said Chenevert.
Chenevert was given the go-ahead by the village board of trustees and soon, the gazebo — recently renamed from the Peg Huchro Memorial Gazebo to recognize the passing of village trustee and the Peg Huchro’s husband, John — received not only a paint job, but new flowers as well. The interior also received lighting which Chenevert said helps “brighten it up at night so people can see it.”
The crew which put in several hours of work on the project consisted of Chenevert and friends Nancy Baker, Kay Papin, Judy Mousseau, Mary Racicot and Geri Favreau.
“It was a lot of work for us girls, but we had some help,” said Chenevert, crediting village trustees Brian B. Jefferson and Francis J. Baker for contributing their own time and money toward the project.
“We’re just hoping a lot more people will use [the gazebo] now and enjoy it,” said Chenevert. “It really adds to the beauty of our village.”