No one alive in Carson Valley today has had an opportunity to sign any of Douglas County’s century-old buildings while they were first under construction.
But on Feb. 27, in exchange for a donation, residents will have an opportunity sign a piece of a building county officials hope will still be standing 100 years from now.
A topping-out ceremony scheduled for the day will see the last beam placed at the top of the Douglas County Community & Senior Center.
Work on the 83,225-square-foot structure is on time and under budget, Community Services Director Scott Morgan said on Friday.
With walls and girders climbing into the sky, the county expects the $16.9 million center will open a year from now.
Located along Waterloo Lane across from Lampe Park, the building looms over neighboring Herbig Park’s skate park.
The Douglas County Community Services Foundation, Douglas County Senior Services, Douglas County DART Transportation and Core Construction are inviting the public to the topping-out barbecue lunch and ceremony schedule. The lunch of bratwurst, baked beans, fresh fruit, potato chips, cookies and beverages will be served from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Lampe Park Pavilion, 1324 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville followed by the topping-out ceremony at 12:40–1 p.m.
Donations at this event will also be accepted to sign a piece of the roof decking that will be placed at the highest point of the building. In the event of inclement weather conditions the barbecue and ceremony will be moved to the Douglas County Senior Center.
For more information, contact the Recreation Department at 775-782-9828.