Ellis Hollow Activities and Rental Policies

The Pavilion

The pavilion has been host to many activities enjoyed by residents and their guests alike. It has served as the gathering place for many Ellis Hollow Fairs, birthday parties, and Scout or other organizational meetings, including the Annual Meeting and Chicken Barbecue each June, where the new Fair quilt is unveiled for those assembled.

The building of the structure was a community effort by a group of residents led by Ed Rosenberg. Ed, who was in charge of project management at Cornell, gathered a group of residents together to build the pavilion that now stands on the community center grounds. Ed, because of his experience, was put in charge of construction and, along with Mike Johnson, Ross Welch, Dave Slauson, Bob Hillman, Bill House, and others, finished this project shortly before his untimely death in 1986.

On the south overhang of the pavilion hangs a bronze plaque and "The Meeting Bell" dedicated to Cuyler Page who used to ring a bell each year to announce the start of the Fair. His family donated the bell, which is from the Page's collection, and plaque to the EHCC on December 22, 1993.

The pavilion or Community Center building may be reserved for parties or gatherings by contacting the Activities Chair listed on the usage form. All reservations require a refundable security deposit. See the form for details: download the form here (Word doc).