Swofford Landing & Fishing Pier at the Lake Hale Amphitheater Camp Glisson, Dahlonega, Georgia
Swofford Construction built several contract buildings for Camp Glisson, a Methodist retreat in Dahlonega, GA. Over the years, a great friendship had developed, and Ken Swofford, president of Swofford Construction, decided it was time to give back to the camp. Swofford employees spent various weekends to help design and construct a large deck that overlooked the camp’s lake. Materials were furnished by Swofford Construction and steel pickets were donated by Jonquil Steel.
The project was an inspiration to the Swofford employees and validates the teamwork and dedication that exist within the company. Campers can now enjoy a great view, next to a warm fire overlooking Lake Hale.
Swofford Construction completed the addition of a fishing pier in 2010 where the children have enjoyed countless hours of recreation.
The Calvin Center – Hampton, GA
Swofford Construction improved the Equestrian Center for The Calvin Center in Hampton, GA. Through a volunteer at The Calvin Center, Swofford Construction was told that some of the facilities were in disrepair. Our employees stepped-up to help. The Equestrian Center offers a Therapeutic Program for adults and children with disabilities. Just the simple, gentle rhythmic motion of a horse’s gait helps the participant’s muscles to loosen, increasing flexibility and strength of the patient.
Swofford Construction employees volunteered their time to improve the handicap access to the equestrian center, adding sidewalks from the Barn to the Parking Area and the existing Pavilion. Walker Concrete made the generous donation of concrete for the project.
Swofford Construction sponsored a young girl, Kennedy Grace, on a week long vacation with her family to Disney World. Kennedy was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a type of cancer that affects the white blood cells and sometimes prevents her body from fighting infections. It was her dream to become a princess, and for that week, her dream came true. This was the second year Swofford was able to contribute to this wonderful foundation.
Toys for Tots
Swofford Construction helped the Young Leaders of the Georgia Branch, AGC, make their goal of bringing holiday joy to less fortunate children. Everyone at Swofford Construction donated unwrapped toys for the cause and delivered them to the AGC to distribute among the children.