by Lisa Tome
Cecilton's Town Hall Resting Place was recently expanded.
Now there is an additional bench for sitting, a tree for shade, and a place to water your horses.
And the whole project was constructed from recycled items.
Town public works crewmen Jay Paxson, Arthur Edwards, and Josh Rea created the project - which got its start with a rain barrel left over from a soil conservation project, in the town park.
They built a brick platform from salvaged materials left from a past project.
They added a wood top to the brick.
That wood cover was donated by Alan Cochran, husband of town administrator Brenda Cochran.
It leads from a rain spout to the 50 gallon barrel of filtered water.
"It works great as long as it keeps raining," said Edwards, who saw the idea and brought it to Paxson and the town.
The area also has lighting which is solar-powered.
The water is safe for horses for the many Amish farmers who frequent the area. There is a filter and a hose. A sign letting them know the water is free and available is being installed. Town clerk Kim Roland said people are using the facility. Several people have been seen sitting in the area with items they bought at Royal Farms.
The Cecilton Town Hall building is a former bank and was built in the 1920s. The back of the building is also being upgraded. An enclosure is being constructed for the building's fuel oil tank.
In other news from Cecilton: The Cecilton Lions Club is continuing to serve as mentors for fifth graders at Cecilton Elementary. On the second Tuesday of each month, a group of fifth graders assists the Lions with packing Treats for the Troops. They provide snacks and treats for deployed military personnel.
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