Alden Volunteers Projects

Since its inception in 2000, Alden Volunteers has over 500 projects, funded
exclusively through donations. Every penny Alden Volunteers collects goes into
projects that help fulfill our mission – “to preserve the spirit of Alden and its environs by
enhancing and expanding the aesthetic, cultural, social and educational aspects of the
community through the talents and energies of both year-round and summer residents.”

Current Projects

  • Planning for transformation of Mrs. Smith’s Posey Patch into Village Center
  • New AV Website
  • Alden’s Art Walk

Examples of Past Projects

Veteran’s Memorial  – Dedicated 2016

  • “Welcome to Alden, Where Neighbors Care” stone planters at the north and south ends of town – 2000
  • First of an annual fundraising event: “AV Golf Tourney” – 2001
  • Helped prepare Coy Mountain Trail – 2001
  • Initial AV Arts Festival – 2002
  • First of annual Hanging Baskets throughout town – 2003
  • Built the storage building at Depot Park – 2005
  • Built the Gazebo that serves as an informational site – 2005
  • Depot Park Shoreline Preservation – 2006
  • Depot Park Caboose Restoration – 2006Depot Train Project – 2008
  • Spencer Creek Observation Deck – 2010
  • Depot Park irrigation system – 2010
  • Veterans Memorial project approved – 2012
  • Dedication of Veterans Memorial – 2016
  • Spencer Creek Railing installed – 2016
  • Alden Pier Lighthouse erected – 2016
  • Torch Lake Information Sign at Alden Pier entrance installed – 2017
  • Bricked areas in front of US Post Office and Village Center – 2018
  • 20th Year Celebration – Autumn on the Lake – 2019