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YGC: Tripoli students build ramp for VFW Hall

by Danielle Wagner

TRIPOLI (KWWL) -- The VFW Hall in Tripoli was the site of a construction project. Students were building a handicap accessible ramp for the building.

"I think it's a good project because a lot of places aren't handicap accessible and this is one in town that needed it," student Aaron Goodenbour said.

Tripoli High School construction students and some other recruits made sure everyone can easily enter the hall. Each year the construction class does a community project. The  VFW Hall asked for a ramp to help its members.

"It's a veterans hall, it's for the vets and if we don't have access for them to get in, what use is it. And they're getting older and it's harder to get up the steps," VFW Hall Manager Pam Redies said.

The students worked on the project for more than six weeks.

"They designed everything. Everyone had to design their own project so then we chose one we all decided as a group, filled out the building permits and stuff like that," teacher Tom Nuss said.

The students added lattice, a railing and even some steps.

"When people drive by and see it they tell me how impressed they are with the job they're doing."

The VFW Hall is paying for the materials, and is still looking for donations. If you'd like to help, contact the Tripoli VFW Hall at 319-231-6065.

Reporter: Danielle Wagner

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