The month of September has been focused on hiring subcontractors to do the licensed work of electrical, heating and cooling, and plumbing. The work is progressing fairly quickly. There are matters of insulation and dry wall that we are considering and will probably be moving into painting and finishes by mid to late October. The exterior work has been 95% completed, just some exterior painting and few perfections to add to windows and doors.

We have ongoing conversations with our partners and people in the community who are interested in the center. We received $1000 from the UCC Golf Tournament for Missions, and $996 from the offering at the Sept 11 Memorial Service held at First Presbyterian Church. We are grateful for these gifts! There are visions centering around after school programs and health and nutrition programs, as well as ongoing plans for Fair Trade items to be offered, that are also coming from our partners.

We will stay in touch with work days as they are planned. Many, many thanks to Dave Harris for the hours he has put into “this old house,” the progress is due to his dedication!