Asbury is the recipient of an $85,010 grant from the Wilmott Foundation to be disbursed over three years. The first phase, begun in 2018, is an exterior upgrade of Wilmont Lodge. A new steel roof and new vinyl siding to replace the decaying wood siding is nearing completion.
In 2019, the focus will be on replacing the sidewalks surrounding Wilmot Lodge. This will include a patio with a fire pit, allowing guests an option for relaxed seating in the sun and evening campfires complete with s'mores.
In 2020, projects will include paving parking lots adjacent to Wilmott Lodge and the addition of outdoor lighting. Asbury is excited about the new look and upgrades for Wilmott Lodge and what that will mean for retreat guests coming this year and in the years to come. Asbury representatives expressed deep appreciation to the Wilmott Foundation. (Courtesy Xenia Newsletter)