|Workers install a new railing on Hoffman Street between Griffith and Butler streets on Saturday. Work finished Monday.|
The Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck marked its 25th anniversary over the weekend with a gift and a safer walkway to the musical events.
Nancy Zolper of the Saugatuck Woman’s Club presented a $250 donation to Mary Ann Quick of the chamber music group on Sunday at a gathering at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts to celebrate the silver anniversary. The chamber music group will decide how to use the money.
|Nancy Zolper presents a check to Mary Ann Quick on Sunday.|
The walk is difficult for many, especially in the dark. So, Joy Muehlenbeck of the Saugatuck Chamber Music Festival, asked the Saugatuck City Council in the spring to put up a railing.
The council balked at the idea when prices came in as high as $12,000 to $25,000. Muehlenbeck didn’t give up and came back to the city this summer with a lower estimate of $6,600.
Installation of the railing began last weekend and was completed earlier this week.
“I’m certain residents and visitors will appreciate this gift,” she said.