On Saturday, November 19th, members of the Rotary Club of Salem Creekside were joined by friends, Salem Academy Head Coach Jed Leeper, football players and parents at Willamette Heritage Center.  According to Club President Rich Davis, they "dug about 50 holes around the caboose in order for the sonotubes that will hold the concrete for the posts that will hold up the decking needed to make it an exhibit.  Richard Beck donated his Kabota with the auger on the back.  Terry Page operated it to start each hole.  The crew then cleared the holes and dropped the sonotubes so they were each only 6 in above the ground." 
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Thank you Salem-Creekside Rotary for this beautiful bench acknowledging individuals, businesses, and organizations who have generously donated their time, expertise, and resources to relocating and restoring Caboose #507 on our site! The bench will temporarily stay in the Mill Building until it can be installed next to the Caboose for visitors to rest on while enjoying the exhibit. Stay tuned for the permanent exhibit’s grand opening later this year. We can’t wait to share it with you!