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Pantalan Boys construct wooden pavilion at Sugar Dock Beach

THE Pantalan — also known as Bantalan — Boys last week constructed a new wooden pavilion at Sugar Dock Beach.

The old pavilion was destroyed when Typhoon Hagibis passed north of Saipan on Oct. 8, 2019.

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The Pantalan or Bantalan Boys build a new wooden pavilion at the Sugar Dock Beach.  Contributed photo

Juan Castro, one of the 20 members of the Pantalan Boys and current interim chairman of the Northern Marianas Descent Council, said a lot of materials were donated for the new pavilion.

“This is a labor of love,” he said, referring to the construction of the pavilion.

He said the Pantalan Boys have been gathering at Sugar Dock Beach for more than 30 years now.

“They are one cohesive unit in the community,” he added.

Castro said the new pavilion will benefit everyone in the community, especially those who frequent the beach.

“So we tried to do the best we could in constructing a new pavilion at everyone’s favorite beach,” he added.

Mike, one of the Pantalan Boys, said they all worked together to build a more durable pavilion than the one that was demolished by the typhoon.