RED BLUFF — A group of volunteers were up bright and early Saturday with one wall completed by 8 a.m. at the Red Bluff-Tehama County Chamber of Commerce building, where a face lift of the structure was happening.
“James Harris and Mike Pascarella are donating their time to do something for the chamber of commerce,” said Liz Forsberg, a director with the chamber. “We’ve needed a face lift for some time and a local business donated all the material.”
The best guess of staff is that the siding was probably original from when the building was built, said the chamber’s Principle Objectives Coordinator Jason Bauer.
“We’ve been wanting to do a renovation of the building, which is old and falling apart and I made some phone calls and these two contractors said ‘absolutely, we can donate time if someone will donate the materials,’” Forsberg said.
After the new siding is up, the chamber’s front wall will be graced by a riverscape mural painted by Red Bluff’s Lacy Wilson, said Chamber CEO Dave Gowan.
“We’ve needed this done for some time and we’ve been wanting it for quite a while,” Gowan said. “With the new siding, it will improve the building and get it ready for the mural from Lacy Wilson. We get about 12,000 visitors driving by a day according to the city count. That’s a heavy crowd going through and it’s going to be nice for them to see the improvements.”
Gowan said he is excited to see the eye-catching design Wilson has created, which will hopefully go up by mid-October.
Gowan estimated the materials, donated by Moule’s Tehama County Glass, are worth about $1,500 and the labor would be another $2,500 that the chamber will be saving thanks to volunteer labor and donated material.