2011 Wabash Day - Noblesvilleby Greg Estelle '85 • October 18, 2011
A WABASH Day team of ten tackled playground restoration and winter fuel preparation (AKA log splitting and stacking) at Third Phase, a Noblesville social services agency that works with women and families in crisis. Third Phase serves more than 15,000 Hamilton County residents every year, providing substance abuse counseling services, a safe place for families in distress, and an extensive food and clothing pantry.
See Kelly Sullivan '15 photos from Noblesville here.
15 yards of mulch (arranged by Jon Hunt ’92) were spread on the children’s play area, and hundreds of logs split to feed Third Phase’s wood burning stoves and furnaces that heat the 150+ year old facility (a former Underground Railroad station during the Civil War) through the winter. Participating were 4 decades of Wabash Men (plus a son and daughter), including:
· Lee Clark ‘73
· Jeff Eaton ’85
· Rachel Eaton, daughter of Jeff and 8th grader at Riverview Middle School in Fishers
· Greg Estell ‘85
· Mark Fryman ‘00
· Brad Johnson ‘71
· Mac MacLaughlin ‘83
· David Reed ‘89
· Matthew Reed, son of David and a Carmel High School sophomore
· Jordan Vaughn ‘02
After a productive day of making a difference for Third Phase, the crew retired to Jeff Eaton’s Barley Island Brewery for refreshments and lunch. Thanks to Jeff Eaton ’85 for supporting the first round!