A senior project that’s for the birds at Wesley Village

Three handmade birdhouses were donated to Bishop Wicke Health and Rehabilitation Center in Shelton. The birdhouses were built and donated by Zachary Sosnovich, a senior at Woodland Regional High School in Beacon Falls, as part of a student project.

Debra Samorajczyk, administrator at Bishop Wicke, and Zachary Sosnovich.

Debra Samorajczyk, administrator at Bishop Wicke, and Zachary Sosnovich.

The idea for the project was inspired by his great-grandmother, Stacia Sosnovich, a resident of Bishop Wicke who loved watching the birds around the community. Enlisting the help of his grandfather, he got to work.

The houses were painted with stars in a red, white and blue theme, with a chain for hanging and a hinged back door that allowed the houses to be cleaned and emptied each season.

The finishing touch was a small brass plaque that honored the memory of his great-grandmother, who passed away in December before getting a chance to see the completed project.

Zachary presented the birdhouses on May 12, as a gift during National Nursing Home Week.

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