Kaláka news from Városfalva and Brassó

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A playground is taking shape…and a community hall is renewed!

Here is an update from two Unitarian communities in Transylvania that received our 2018 Faithify campaign matching funds for their kaláka projects:

Városfalva (Orășeni)

Volunteers in Varosfalva have been clearing the site, cutting and preparing the lumber, and beginning installation of a fence. The village is planning an opening ceremony to celebrate their new community playground in August.

Preparing poles for playground

 

 

 

Villagers work to shape and prepare poles cut from the common forest.

 

Varosfalva 03 pitchingin

 

 

 

 

Kalaka volunteer projects mean everybody pitches in!

 

 

Beginning installation

 

Volunteers begin the work of installing poles for the playground fence.

 

 

 

 

Brassó (Brașov)

In Brassó, volunteers have been working hard this summer to renovate the community hall in the Family Support Center, a central hub for neighboring Unitarian villages. They have installed a new floor, repaired walls and ceiling, and created new notice boards with hand-painted tradition designs, among other improvements.

Unloading the lumber copy

 

 

Volunteers unload lumber for the new floor.

 

 

 

 

Working on the ceiling copy

 

 

Old ceilings and walls receive fresh coats of plaster and paint, after weeks of repair work and weather-related delays

 

 

 

Laying down the floor copyInstallation of the new floor begins. It will be sanded and lacquered so it will become a good surface for dancing.

 

 

 

 

 

Decorative windows copy

 

 

A volunteer uses traditional painting techniques to decorate new notice boards for the community hall.