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Community invited to Enloe’s beam signing celebration
CHICO, Calif., Oct. 23, 2008 – Enloe Medical Center’s Beam Signing Celebration on Wednesday, Oct. 29 will mark a milestone in the Century Project expansion, launch a new fundraising campaign and unveil the hospital’s first public art display. The celebration will take place from 10 a.m. to noon in the parking lot behind Enloe’s Magnolia House, at 1625 Magnolia Avenue, at Sixth Avenue.
The beam signing will mark the completion of the major concrete placement in the tower and the beginning of structural steel work. The five-story building will be made of reinforced concrete on the first three stories and structural steel on the fourth and fifth stories.
Attendees will be able to “leave their mark on Enloe’s history” by signing a 10-foot-wide, 400-pound beam that will be placed at the top of the new building’s bell tower by year's end. During the beam signing light refreshments will be served. In case of rain, the beam signing will take place under a tent cover. (See the video invitation.)
In other activities at the event, Enloe will recognize the major donors to the Century Project, and the Enloe Foundation will launch a new fundraising campaign. The New Beginning Campaign aims to raise $15 million to enhance Enloe through the Century Project expansion, the Planetree affiliation and scholarships that support Enloe employees.
Across the street from the beam signing, Enloe’s first public art project will be displayed on the parking structure wall facing Magnolia. Many of the artists will be available to chat with the public about their individual pieces. Their art work will remain displayed through March.
“We hope to bring neighborhood residents and Enloe employees an interesting new dimension to their daily strolls around Sixth and Magnolia Avenues as the new parking structure wall is transformed into a public art gallery,” said Trudy Duisenberg, Community Outreach Coordinator.
In August, artists submitted proposals, and a jury selected nine in September. The selected artists and their work were: Ellen Akimoto’s totem design, Ellen Beauregard’s dragonflies, Mathew DelFave’s airbrushed hands, Ellen Heise’s woodland scene, Robin Indar’s mosaic, Sienna Orlando’s organic ceramic, Ben Sturen’s faux universe, Lorri Van Leuven’s garden close-up and Chris Yates’ ceramic tribute to Enloe history.
Enloe Medical Center is a local, nonprofit health care organization. For more information, please call 530/332-7300 or visit us online at http://www.enloe.org. Enloe Medical Center is located at 1531 Esplanade Chico, Calif. 95926.