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Jeff Hopper and Karen MetzguerKaren Metzguer, Fearrington Cares' Nurse and Executive Director, discusses the state of "The Build" with our contractor, Jeff Hopper. Site prep, plumbing, and concrete slab are completed and framing commenced on December 09, 2019. FC Capital Campaign Fund Donations as of January 08, 2020We are immensely grateful to each of you who contributed to our 2019 appeal for operating expenses, and to each of you who have participated to date with a contribution to our Capital Campaign; we will need your continued financial support in 2020. A donation of any amount is appreciated. Construction Progress: All Under Roof, Shingled, & Windows InstalledThis very wide-angle view taken in midafternoon on Saturday, February 15, 2020 shows the exterior construction progress achieved just since the second week of January. Construction Progress: Roof Trusses Are Up!The roof trusses were raised and secured at the beginning of the first full week of January 2020. With the work of an exceptional building crew, the construction progress is moving ahead smoothly. Progress of Framing for the Walls of the Building Expansion as of December 12, 2019We broke ground on August 05, 2019 and after a 6-week delay (waiting for Duke Power,) things have moved along at a nice clip. This photo shows the status of the wall construction framing for the building expansion at the end of the first week of framing. The order has been placed for the roof trusses and we hope to be "under roof" in the near future.
We are immensely grateful to each of you who contributed to our 2019 annual appeal for operating expenses, and to each of you who have participated to date with a contribution to our Capital Campaign; we will need your continued financial support in 2020. No one else is going to build the Fearrington Cares you envision and this expansion is designed to meet current and future program needs. Help Us Pave the Way to Furnish Our New AdditionTo contribute by ordering a paving brick, REFER BACK TO THE TOP LEFT PORTION OF OUR HOME page and click on the GRAPHIC or the HOTLINKS in the "SPECIAL FUNDRAISER CAMPAIGN" message, or by visiting the office at the Fearrington Cares Center weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. NCSU Mechanical Design Graduate Students Designing With Dignity ProjectNCSU graduate students in Mechanical Design worked with FC Elder Innovators for three months to evaluate their design projects. STUDENTS: Sara Weir, Ryan Bolick, Yetong Xie, and Yimiao Xu. LEADERS: Lee Anne and Bill McClaymont, ELDER INNOVATORS: Paula Easton, Gary Piontak, Diana Tasciotti, Jon Darling, Carl Angel, Dale Colson, Bob Colson, Cindy Kahler, & David Kahler. NOT PICTURED: John Tyrrell and Amy Nullman. (Unfortunately, this very wide image had to be cropped slightly to fit the frame. Weekday Morning Movement ClassesMovement classes every weekday morning at the Fearrington Cares Center. See the Calendar tab for the classes and schedule. Recent Fearrington Cares Health ExpoA recent Fearrington Cares Health Expo held at The Gathering Place featuring a room full of exhibitors of health products and demonstrations. Fearrington Cares Volunteer Driver Providing Free Ride to ResidentOur dedicated corps of resident-volunteer drivers each scheduled for just two weeks/year. Community Residents Donated Food & Supplies for Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts185 residents donated 131 large boxes of cleaning supplies, bottled water, food, & personal items, together with $2,780 to the Red Cross and $1,315 to Salvation Army. Community Birthday LuncheonMusical entertainment during the 2018 Fearrington Cares Community Birthday Luncheon.