PHILLIPSPORT - Local couple Steven and Susan Erny, talented in art, music, poetry and woodworking and former Poet Laureates of the Town of Mamakating, recently once again demonstrated their …
PHILLIPSPORT - Local couple Steven and Susan Erny, talented in art, music, poetry and woodworking and former Poet Laureates of the Town of Mamakating, recently once again demonstrated their generosity by refurbishing and donating three of four Basha Kill themed pews to the Phillipsport Community Center (PCC). The lucky recipient of the fourth is the Mamakating Environmental Education Interpretive Center (MEEIC).
The church pews, originally donated by Matthew Bremer when he converted the neighboring historic Methodist Church into a residence, were in disrepair after being removed from the church. Undaunted by their poor condition, Steven labored many hours to reconstruct and reconfigure the pews into durable benches, each painted with an artistically captivating scene of the Basha Kill.
They now provide seating beneath the Center's wall of five windows, furnishing the main hall of the one-room schoolhouse with a sense of whimsy, and celebrating one of our town's renowned natural attractions. The beautiful artwork on the pews will be a continuing reminder of the long time working relationship between the PCC and the Bashakill Area Association (BKAA), reinforcing our shared love for one of Mamakating's incredible jewels.
The PCC would like to thank Steven for his princely gift, and acknowledge the talent and industry exhibited by these beautiful pews.
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