by Dennis Dalman
A perennially popular family activity – birdhouse building – will again take place in St. Stephen this year, but this time by “distance.”
From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, March 21, the St. Stephen Sportsmen’s Club will hand out bird-building kits in what’s dubbed as a “Birdhouse Giveaway” in a drive-by at St. Stephen City Hall. In previous years, parents and children loved coming to city hall to pitch in and help one another build the birdhouses, with pre-cut wood pieces and tools supplied by Sportsmen’s Club members and other contributors and volunteers.
But, alas, along came the COVID-19 pandemic, and so this year, to be on the safe side, the club decided to make the kits available via drive-by. Each kit contains enough wood pieces and directions for each family to build one bluebird house. People who drive up can stay inside their cars, and volunteers will put the kits in their trunks.
There is no charge for the bluebird-house kits.