We enjoyed a "topping out" ceremony this week. Now that the highest point of the new building was constructed, we celebrated this accomplishment with a lunch for all the workers and Jeff and Dan Veldstra went up on the lift to install the diocesan flag (which you can see waving from the street or the sidewalk). The lunch was the first meal to be served in the new kitchen. We have some special video of the construction process from very unique perspectives that we will share in due time.
The parking lot is almost cleared of all earth that is not needed on site and grading is almost complete. The remediation work for the original church building has been assessed and will be planned for later in the process. The last of the building concrete should be poured next week. The exterior cladding will be installed on the walls and the interior finishing on both levels of the new building will then follow. Things are moving quickly now and it is very exciting!