Blanco County Volunteers Expand Ramp-Building Program to Blanco
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 • Posted January 5, 2012
The Blanco County ramp-building team’s quality-control expert, Tommy Levitt, tested and approved the 66-foot Blanco ramp before the handrails went on. Others on the team were (left to right) Jerry Thompson, David Hamm, Jim Aldridge, Levitt, and Eric Porter, all from Johnson City. The resident of the home will find a whole new means of getting in and out when she returns from the hospital.
The wheelchair ramp team builds much of the structure in modules before arriving at the construction site, but they know there’s always some last-minute fabrication needed, too. Bruce Huguelet, left, the Blanco member of the team, assisted Jerry Thompson of Johnson City cutting pieces for the handrails for the ramp. Even with the prep work, a lengthened ramp and shortened volunteer force turned the project into a two-day job.
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