Residents Donated Their Own Trees for Community Centre Sports Floor

Tree Trunk Residents of White Lake, a small town in Wisconsin have clubbed together to donate their own trees to be used for the gym floor at the town’s new $3.5 million community centre. Resident Tom Lambert thought of the idea while sitting in his tree stand on the opening day of deer hunting season. Lambert thought community members could donate wood from their own back yard to save money and get the locals involved in the project. After all, given that the town is the birthplace to sport flooring manufacturer Robbins Inc., the town has a rich timber flooring legacy. Donations ranged from “just a few trees” to truckloads. Robbins cut the community a deal on milling the flooring, and it will also assist with the subflooring. “It’s another example of community pride and spirit that makes White Lake such a special place,” School District Administrator Bill Fisher said.

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