WILMINGTON — A “Giving Thanks” open house is set for this Saturday, Nov. 19 to spotlight renovations and improvements made at the Clinton County Homeless Shelter’s women-and-children house at 36 Gallup St. — the original house offering local services to the homeless.
Guests are welcome at the event, which will include guided tours of all four buildings, light refreshments, and a recognition ceremony to honor volunteers and businesses who helped with the renovation project.
From 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, you are invited for refreshments and a tour. The recognition ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, with one final tour at 11:30 a.m.
Between 10 and 11 a.m., a tour will start every 10 minutes.
For the event, additional parking will be available at the Veterans Outreach Clinic, located nearby at 448 W. Main St.
The renovation of the women-and-children house includes a kitchen remodel, a bathroom that’s been made handicap-accessible, newly acquired furniture in the family room, and a redone ceiling in the family room.
In October, the food pantry room in the donation center facility was dedicated, and now is called Pat’s Pantry after Pat Dugan. Dugan is a former resident of the shelter who has volunteered time since he left, said Clinton County Homeless Shelter Executive Director Denise Stryker.
She said the “Giving Thanks” event — on the weekend before Thanksgiving — provides an opportunity to showcase the 36 Gallup St. renovations and the volunteers who helped make them happen.