Floyd Rayburn of Rayburn Masonry in Canandaigua, is an exhibitor who instructs the students in how to lay brick and concrete. Every year the Rayburn Masonry staff assist student participants in constructing a permanent masonry project that is donated to the Rodman Lott and Son Farms in thanks for the use of their buildings and grounds for the event. This year the students built a semi – circular, brick flower garden wall that the Lotts will enjoy for years to come. Floyd laments that he cannot find enough interested applicants to fill his company’s mason and apprenticeship positions. He explains that he exhibits at “Finger Lakes Works. .. with their hands!” to introduce young people to career opportunities in the masonry field. Thank you to Floyd and his staff for your donation of time, energy, supplies, and knowledge every year. We couldn’t do the event without dedicated exhibitors like you!
Pictures of this years structure built by Rayburn Masonry and area high school students:
Projects by Rayburn Masonry and area high school students at Lott Farms from previous years:
The above photo was taken of the Lott family in front of their farm. The planter in the picture was one of Rayburn’s structures built for “Finger Lakes Works…with their hands!”