June 20, 2021
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Lawrence Life: Sunrise Project gets new picnic tables

Lawrence’s Sunrise Project now has a lot more places to sit, listen, learn and eat.

Melissa Freiburger, executive director of the nonprofit, said the organization received a grant to cover the cost of lumber and hardware for four large picnic tables, which were constructed Saturday morning.

Freiburger said she reached out to Nick Walters, of Construction Specialties LLC, to see if his crew would be interested in constructing the tables, as Walters had volunteered on previous projects for the organization.

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Nine crew members from the company donated their time to build and install the picnic tables and some other general contracting work. 

Freiburger said the tables will be used for outdoor lessons for kids and adults. The tables will also provide additional seating for the Sunrise Project’s community meals. 

The meals are served free of charge at 5 p.m. each Wednesday at 1501 Learnard Ave., though donations are welcome, Freiburger said. 

Learn more about Sunrise Project on the organization’s website, sunriseprojectks.org

August Rudisell/@KsScanner Workers with Construction Specialties LLC, of Lawrence, work to build picnic tables for a local nonprofit, Sunrise Project, on Saturday, April 3, 2021.
August Rudisell/@KsScanner Workers with Construction Specialties LLC, of Lawrence, work to build picnic tables for a local nonprofit, Sunrise Project, on Saturday, April 3, 2021.
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