Trailside teaching (From the Sun Journal 11/30/15)
Bianca McCarthy, right, and Michael Mullings, second from right, learn a building technique from Dan Bilodeau, second from left, as Angelo Sullivan tightens a drill bit at the Lake Auburn Community Center in Auburn on Monday afternoon. Bilodeau was helping Goodwill Take 2/AmeriCorps mentors teach students construction skills while helping to build a storage facility for snowmobiles and grooming equipment for the Perkins Ridge Sno-Travelers club around the old stone foundation of the former ice house at West Auburn Farm. The six-acre property, open year-round, connects to miles of groomed trails for activities, including snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and running. Thanks to a grant and support of numerous volunteers and private and corporate donations, the Auburn Planning Board has approved construction of several projects at the North Auburn Road location. For more information, visit www.lakeauburn.org.