PIONEER SOLAR PAVILION UPDATE – Closing in on the fundraising goal!
The Mono County Board of Supervisors enthusiastically approved the Pavilion this month, and the Building Permit has been issued! Our goal remains to begin construction in early July and have the Pavilion ready for the Ghosts of the Sagebrush event in late August. The original cost estimates went up due to steel price volatility, racking requirements for the solar panels, and engineering of the foundation (a lot of concrete). The SHORTFALL IS ABOUT $12,000 as of late-May. If you can contribute now or give an additional donation it would greatly help. Make checks out to either the Mono Basin Historical Society or the Lee Vining Chamber of Commerce with “Solar Pavilion” in the subject line and send to Solar Pavilion, PO Box 39, Lee Vining, CA 93541. All donors will be honored with tiles on our donor wall. Ceramic TILE PAINTING will happen ON MONDAY AUGUST 13 FROM 10 to 5 at the Lee Vining Community Center. COME PAINT YOUR TILE or have local kids do it for you from your design requests.
The museum opens for the season on Saturday, May 26. Hours are 10 to 4, Wednesday through Monday (closed Tuesdays).