Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

By Micah Drew

Playhouse to be Raffled for Veterans and Families


Micah Drew, Pathfinder

The 10-foot tall playhouse built by Doug Richards will be raffled off by Veterans and Families of Seeley Lake this summer.

SEELEY LAKE - It started with a doodle.

The doodle was a simple drawing of a bear, standing behind a wooden gate with his front paws hanging over the door.

Now almost three months later that doodle has become a teal-trimmed house, just big enough for a few children to fill with their imagination.

Seeley Lake resident Doug Richards has constructed 11 playhouses for fundraisers in Washington and Montana over the years. The 12th filled his garage-cum-workshop this spring.

The playhouse stands about ten feet high. The design is simple- four walls and a pitched roof. Two walls have windows at t...

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