A thank you from the Hartford Historical Society: November-December 2017 Newsletter
Thank You to Our Handyman Ron!
By Martha Knapp
Ron serves as the general custodian, groundskeeper, repairman and maintenance person for the Garipay House. He came to us through the Hartford Justice Center’s STAR Program. He approaches his work seriously and he addresses guests, volunteers, and Board members at the Garipay House in a manner very upbeat and pleasant.
Ron surely has impressed everyone with his multiple capabilities and accomplishments. He keeps the landscaping well groomed. On the exterior of the building he has done a beautiful job repainting the front and rear porches, even including the staining of the exterior porch beadboard ceiling. We have received many compliments about how beautiful the Garipay House looks in the neighborhood.
Ron also helps with many of our indoor tasks and is very careful doing multiple chores in the museum itself so that our collections are not damaged as he cleans and repairs. We are very appreciative to Ron and to the Hartford Justice Center. We hope Ron will be with us for a long time.
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