On Saturday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, the Stony Hill Village Board of Directors will host a Community Serve Day at the village, to help spruce up the grounds of this 50+ year old affordable housing community and assist residents on various tasks as needed.
For those that don’t know, Stony Hill Village, located in the heart of Granby, is composed of 49 units of federally financed elderly and disabled housing (39 one-bedroom units, 10 large efficiencies) built on former corn fields with its primary funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Volunteers are asked to meet in the Stony Hill Village Community Room near the entrance to the property at 9 a.m. to learn about its history, enjoy light refreshments, and consider which of many suggested tasks they might want to help with. Volunteers are welcome to help as much or as little as they are able. There will be something for everyone to do.
Volunteer projects might include touching up the entrance sign, working on flower gardens, trimming bushes, removing dead branches, raking leaves, or helping residents change a light bulb or other special need. Or come and chat with residents, serve donuts and coffee, and learn more about the community. Light refreshments will be provided throughout the event by residents and volunteers.
Volunteers are asked to bring yard tools such as rakes, brooms, hedge trimmers, leaf blowers, tarps, and other tools they think might be needed.
Northwestern Connecticut Cyber Lions Club is providing event insurance, donated by Lions Clubs International. Groups already signed on include the Granby Community Fund, Granby Conservation Commission, Granby Men’s Breakfast Group, Northwestern Connecticut Cyber Lions Club, Stony Hill Residents Association and Board of Directors, and Valley Brook Community Church.
Students needing a Community Service Certificate for their volunteer work should contact Dave Roberts prior to the event, at Granbydavidroberts@gmail.com
For more information on Stony Hill Village or the Community Serve Day, please contact Dave Roberts at either Granbydavidroberts@gmail.com or 860-469-5067.