Things are moving and shaking at The Cedars – literally! Â Thanks to the wonderful fundraising efforts of the Renaissance Awards and your community involvement inÂ The Cedars Trust, much neededÂ work inÂ Phase IÂ of the restoration and enhancement projects has now begun.Â Â Weak foundation beams under the kitchen have caused the floor toÂ shift in the past few months.Â Â This week, all of the kitchen cabinets have been removed, as well as much of the floor to reveal that much damage over the years has occurred under the floor.Â ReplacementÂ of these beams and additional support beams will be completed this week and the kitchen will start to be built back in the coming days. Also this week, work has been done on widening the driveway to accommodate aÂ parking lane on one side for events, meetings and visits to the gallery.
Funds are still necessary to complete the finalÂ portion of Phase I, which will includeÂ a front yard walk, as well as enhanced lighting.Â To learn more about the restoration and enhancement projects orÂ to join The Cedars Trust, call the Foundation office at 601.981.9606.
Source: Fondren Renaissance Foundation