Jeff Swenski stands with his West Iron County building trades class outside the house the class is completing on Maple Drive near Stanley Lake. From left: Swenski, Holden Bozile, Austin Reynolds, Kyle Salmons, Adam Grant, Brandon Clifford, James Spicer, Cody Carter-Desjardins, Wayne Golberg, Joe Schmidt, Aaron Gurchinoff, Kiel Atanasoff, Zach Zeller, Matt Schmidt, Zach Mann. Not pictured: Brett Hebert, Miranda Raab.
IRON RIVER—The building trades class at West Iron County High School will host its annual open house on Friday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
It takes place at the house the class has been building throughout this school year. Head for the west side of Stanley Lake, the future home of Dean and Joan Kaczorowski at 167 Maple Drive.
To get there, take M-189 south from Iron River to Hiawatha Road, across from the Wales Inn. Turn west on Hiawatha for 0.7 miles to Baumgartner Road, then follow Baumgartner 2.8 miles to Maple Drive. Turn north on Maple 0.3 miles, past the Stanley Lake access site.
The home is on the left side of the road, at the top of a hill. Signs will be posted, and coffee and cookies will be available.
This year’s class, reports instructor Jeff Swenski, is working hard to finish work on the house, which includes hardwood floors, solid maple trim, maple tongue-and-groove paneling, a custom tile and glass block shower, among other features.
The open house, said Swenski, “is your opportunity to see the advanced level of learning and skill that we … offer our students through out career and technical education programs.
“Plesae take the time to attend and show our students that we are all very proud of their accomplishments.”