If Friends of New Troy (FoNT) members are as successful in their new fundraising venture as they were in paying off the mortgage on the New Troy Community Center, the Center will soon boast upgraded, attractive and much more functional bathrooms.
After 14 years of events, fundraisers, donations, and rental/membership fees, FONT recently paid off the $240,000 mortgage on the former school. Now, members say, it’s time to improve the facility — starting with the bathrooms.
Anyone who’s visited the Center knows improvements are badly needed. Built for elementary students in 1952, the bathrooms feature tiny toilets and low, trough-style sinks. Lighting is poor and the ceilings are deteriorating.
Quotes obtained from local contractors and suppliers indicate the cost to replace toilets, sinks, lighting, and ceilings in the four bathrooms will be more than $46,000. Infant changing stations and handicapped-accessible stalls are included in the plans.
To make the dream a reality, FONT is pursuing grants and planning fundraisers.
Well known Skybird Yoga instructor, Elizabeth Nuti, who offers monthly Sound Baths and teaches group yoga classes 5 days a week in the Center, has generously volunteered to kick off the campaign with one of her signature Sound Bath and Breath Sessions, with all proceeds being donated to the Bathrooms Renovation Fund.
A Sound Bath is a healing experience that utilizes instruments such as crystal bowls, gongs, bells, and drums. Sound baths are a great way to get "in tune" with yourself and are becoming increasingly popular for stress relief.
The session begins with each person lying down on a comfortable mat with an eye pillow. Elizabeth will lead you through a 30-minute breath session, with the remainder of the experience filled with a unique variety of live frequencies and sounds designed to promote relaxation, personal inquiry, and healing.
The Sound Bath will be held on Saturday, October 19 in the Center’s gymnasium. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m., with the session beginning at 5:00 sharp. Wear comfortable clothing and bring something comfortable on which to lie, such as a yoga mat or camping pad, a blanket, pillow if you like, and a water bottle.
Space is limited. To ensure admittance, please register at www.enuti.me. Payment (cash, check, Zelle or Venmo) will be accepted at the beginning of the session. Suggested donation: $25.00.
For more information about Skybird Yoga’s Sound Baths, yoga classes and special events, or to schedule a private group session, women’s retreats please go to www.enuti.me or contact Elizabeth at email@example.com.
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