Kiwanis of Lufkin, TX

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Project No. 5 - Orientation Center - 1994


This project was not to be an exhibit but was deemed necessary because of the increased number of visitors to the Zoo, including busloads of school children and other types of tour groups. There needed to be an area where these groups could gather to receive instructions from their tour guide before touring the zoo.

The project was started on March 12, 1994 and completed on April 23, 1994. The following work was done: Clear ground for the decking, install drainage pipe, build the wooden deck, construct decorative fencing and a board panel fence. An arbor was constructed at the rear of the center. Benches in this area were provided by a local Boy Scout Troop. Shrubs, plants and arbor vine were planted in and around the area. It is a very attractive center and is located at the main entrance next to the rest rooms. It is being used extensively.

This project involved 20 Kiwanians who worked 217 man hours. A-1 Rental Center loaned a front end loader for clearing the site and Maddox Lumber Company loaned a nail gun and compressor.

Mike Evans, President of the Lufkin Kiwanis Club presented a check for $4100 to Mayor Bronaugh and Gordon Henley, Zoo Director to cover cost of materials for the project. This presentation was done at the site of the orientation center.

General View of the Orientation Center
Orientation Center


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