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D-Day approaches for CK log cabin

The day of reckoning approaches.

Currently parked for the last decade on a “temporary” foundation at the southwest corner of Fairgrounds Road and Stampede Boulevard, the remaining log-cabin “house” must be moved by May 12 or risk being demolished by the county.

Parks planner, Dennis Oost, confirmed the date and explained the log cabin must be out of the way for upgrades to the southern half of the Fairgrounds. Upgrades include installing three playing fields and a high-tech, water-draining parking lot that can double as a fourth playing field. Work starts May 26.

Parks officials have told log cabin supporters they must raise $15,000 to pay for a new foundation for the cabin on Fairgrounds Road, south of the Pavilion.

A log cabin stable that went with the house was pulled down at the same corner about a month ago — due to pest infestation and structural problems.

Log cabin supporters, Ken Kramer and members of the “Log Cabin Committee” — under the aegis of the Pacific Northwest Photographic Society — received a second opinion on the salvageability of the house cabin, and decided it could be saved, despite some infestation.

The cabin has not quite earned “historical” status, but members of the committee believe it is historical as it was built, along with the stable, during the Depression and was used by the Navy.

Kramer said Monday he hopes to raise the money in cash donations — particularly at two meetings of the committee in April.

“We’re looking for those willing to put some money towards this,” said Kramer. “The move will be paid for by the county. All we need is $15,000 to $20,000 for a foundation.”

The citizens’ group, the “Log Cabin Committee,” under the name of the Pacific Northwest Photographic Society, will hold public fund-raising meetings April 16 and 22, Wednesday and Tuesday respectively, both at 6:30 p.m., at the Eagle’s Nest conference center, across the street from the Pavilion on Fairgrounds Road.

Call Ken Kramer at 698-1259 or contact him at logcabinproject@ aol.com.

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