By: Kirstan Lukasak
GORHAM- Gorham High Senior Kyle Boisselle and Junior Tony Bolash are working together to complete a warming hut at the Libby complex as their senior projects. Before graduating each Gorham High senior has to plan and carry out a project that impacts the community or teaches them something new.
Boisselle and Bolash are looking to break ground on the new warming hut for the skating rink by April, but realize that the recent weather may pose problems. When completed, the structure will be 16x20 feet and feature a heated room in the winter, storage and lockers.
The warming hut will be located at the Libby’s complex by the ice rink. Originally, the idea behind the hut was intended for hockey players and people using the ice skating rink in the winter. After being approached by Jeff Stewart from the Gorham Recreation Department the students realized that their project could meet the needs of community year round.
“We want the hut to benefit everyone in the community and be functional for every season. In the offseason the soccer team will be able to use the building, and in the summer it will be open to the Rec. Department,” said Boisselle.
Last Tuesday the seniors received a donation of $1,000 from Remax, Northern Edge Realty to get their project started. Caron’s Building Center will also be donating some materials for the project. The students are grateful for the support of Remax and Caron’s Building Center, but say that more donations are needed to make this project possible.
In total, they estimated that the project will cost $4,000 to complete. The students will be accepting all donations regardless of how small.