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Kayhi Construction Class Builds New Lions' Booth


May 01, 2017
Monday PM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - When the Ketchikan Lions' portable booth, used for events such as the annual salmon derby and Fourth of July, was in need of replacement, the Ketchikan High School Building Construction class stepped up. 

jpg Kayhi Construction Class Builds New Lions' Booth

Pictured: Students Josh Alquirre, Caleb Smith, Arik Huddleston, Kylee Kellog, Trish Kuhn and Crystal Hert.  Not pictured: students Seth Hudson and Chloe Faulkner.
Photo courtesy Ketchikan Lions Club

The approximately 25 year old booth was showing its age, was not weather tight or insulated and had no electrical service, which meant the computer, printer, lights and heater were fed by a jumble of extension cords and power strips.  It also had to be dragged on and off a trailer for every event. 

Previous classes had constructed some of the popular school bus stops for the Lions but this project was a bit more complicated.  Instructor Dave Zenge and his students designed and constructed the new booth onto an existing trailer frame which was provided by the Lions along with all of the materials.  The class took it from there and the result is a professional booth that is fully insulated, includes both overhead lights and electrical circuits with GFI outlets, a weather tight sliding window and a locking door. 

Ketchikan Lions President, Steve Corporon, said he was extremely impressed with the workmanship and is very appreciative of the class' efforts and stated "The booth was obviously built to last and should serve the community for years to come".

The Ketchikan Lions Club is a part of Lions Clubs International, a network of volunteers who work together to answer the needs that challenge communities.

Editing by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


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