The Connellsville Caboose Welcome Center project, supported in part by the Sprout Fund Seed Award , is progressing quickly.
• The mural is close to finished and is looking great, featuring images of kayakers and bikers.
• I have met with many of the groups who will be volunteering their time to rehab the caboose, such as Connellsville Area Career and Technical Center teachers, the Hobo Club, the Yough River Trail Council, and other community volunteers. We have set a tentative schedule and are in the process of purchasing equipment.
• The SCA Trail Town Outreach Corps and many dedicated community volunteers have been preparing the inside of the caboose for painting. We are currently working on completing wooden boarders around the windows and along the perimeter of the floor.
• Thanks again to all volunteers who are making this project possible.
The Sprout Fund enriches the Pittsburgh region’s vitality by engaging citizens, amplifying voices, supporting creativity and innovation, and cultivating connected communities. Founded in 2001, Sprout facilitates community-led solutions to regional challenges and supports efforts to create a thriving, progressive, and culturally diverse region. With strong working relationships to many community organizations and regional stakeholders, The Sprout Fund is one of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s leading agencies on issues related to civic engagement, talent attraction and retention, public art, and catalytic small-scale funding.