The team effort to revitalize the historic Salt River School building continues to surge forward, following work on Labor Day.

The team effort to revitalize the historic Salt River School building continues to surge forward, following work on Labor Day.

Inside, bright yellow paint covers most of the walls, and the future back room is patched and ready to receive fresh paint. From the kitchen to the historic wood floors, the building is rapidly transforming in time for a chili soup lunch for family members and volunteers Sunday, November 15.

Donated appliances and a light were recycled from another house, and the school house’s original pendant light now hangs above the sink in the kitchen. A new electrical panel, 220-volt electrical hookups and a new water heater round out the improvements, co-owner Liz Dotson said.

KDS Home Improvement will polish and clean the wood floors in time for the mid-November celebration. Volunteers plan to perform a basement cleanup and other tasks in November, Dotson said.

Lagoon construction, heating system installation and exterior painting will be performed in the spring, because of expenses for the roof, floor and kitchen renovations, legal fees and bathroom fixture installations, Dotson said.

Dotson said she consistently hears compliments from visitors about the progress reflected in the sunny yellow walls and the back room area. The goal remains to open the historic building in 2016, Dotson said.

Reach reporter Trevor McDonald at trevor.mcdonald@courierpost.com .