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Slip, Sliding away at the new MCS Ice slide (A photo essay) A nice work project with a happy ending.
And what a cool ride it is
Seems like all the hard work was worth it ( This photo courtesy of Greg Bagnato)
Must be they went to warm up but I am sure they will be back at it again soon.
Good afternoon Norwich,
This photo essay/story is about what can happen when people work together to accomplish a goal. Sure it can be hard work, but the payoff is worth it. The story text below should explain it all. I hope you like the story. I asked Margie Menza for some key info on this project and here it is.
Here are some of the basics:
Bill Young, a Hanover resident and retired Hitchcock OB happens to be not just an ice enthusiast but an ice play devotee. He is the force behind ice slides at Occom Pond, the Ray School, MCS (past and now present) and now at the West Lebanon and Lebanon elementary school. We met over the summer and he recruited me to bring the ice slides back to Norwich.
After some discussions on logistics, and some unseasonably warm weather, we came to realize that the best and most efficient way to harvest ice for the slides was from my pond! So Bill recruited his friend Hugh (Bill to let us know his last name) who is just an expert at cutting ice, we all recruited some strong and able bodies to capture the ice once it was released from the saw and then haul it up the hill, into trucks and off to the various schools. Participants were elementary school principals (West Lebanon’s Katie Roach), MCS’s own Greg Bagnato, and many parents and grandparents from all schools, including two Norwich teens and a few elementary students. All in all 20 grandparents, parents and kids participated from Hanover, Lebanon and Norwich. My role was largely getting the donuts from Muriel’s for refueling.
Our hope is the MCS slide will be done by tomorrow afternoon. I will email you a pic on Monday.
Something is happening here-sledding or skating perhaps-or maybe ice fishing?
I don’t think they are going sledding - do you?
No , this crew is a hauling crew
And the ice is being hauled up the hill - The two bags on the right don’t have ice in them but there is something n-ice for all to enjoy
But first the ice has to be loaded piece by piece onto a truck
And once again teamwork pays off
And all smiles - must be the job is done and it’s time for the donuts
And in the end it was just another fun day in Norwich
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