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Posted on July 26, 2016 in Spiritual Life

Tribute gift creates scenic gathering spot on Lake Vista campus

A scenic overlook at Lake Vista of Cortland was created in tribute to a man who always looked out for the welfare of his friends and neighbors.

Betty Sanzenbacher, the widow of Glen, was delighted with the idea of making a charitable gift to create this special outdoor gathering spot, according to Gift Planning Director Debbie Hagarty.

Located atop a hill at one of the highest points on the Lake Vista campus, the overlook commands a view not only of the beautiful pond, gardens and walking trails, but the full 30-acre campus panorama plus a view of nearby Mosquito Lake State Park.

The site features a 22’ by 28’ concrete pad designed for easy access by those using walkers and wheelchairs. There is a bench, a shade sail affixed to three pillars, a barnstone wall and landscaping, with additional seating to be added soon. The space also features a plaque naming it “The Glen and Betty Sanzenbacher Overlook.”

The Sanzenbachers were among the first residents of Lake Vista. During their many years there, Glen served on the resident association, the local board and helped to write the resident bylaws. “Anybody at Lake Vista who knew Glen knew that he always questioned everything. He was a real numbers guy,” said Betty.

“Glen was always very supportive of the work of the OPRS Foundation,” Debbie stated.

She said Betty liked the idea of an overlook for a man who liked to look over everything. “As long as I knew Glen, he was always looking out for Lake Vista,” she added.