Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Appreciation Supper May 25, 2008

The church council hosted an Appreciation Supper for the trades people who worked on our church. Those attending enjoyed a supper of roast tenderloin pork prepared by master chef, Dale, and coaxed to perfection by Evelyn, mashed potatoes, gravy, coleslaw, mixed vegetables, pickles, applesauce, and topped off with gingerbread cake with strawberries and whipped cream.

There is lots to choose from!

Approximately 55 people enjoyed their meal
in our new parish hall.

The younger people were more
interested in their toys
than the roast pork!

That's Les!!

Trades people, council, and the building committee with immediate families took part.

Erla, June and Evelyn masterminded the kitchen!

Amanda entertained us with a flute solo.

Representatives from each trade were presented with a framed photo of the new church.

Hank Halseth and crew did the cement work.

President of church council, Garth Weiterman, and president of the building committee, Tony Peter, present Dwayne Preus with a plaque for the electrical trade.

Les Engen and crew did the framing. He was most impressed with the coffee and cake the congregation provided for coffee time while on the job!

Jim Johnson and crew did the plumbing and heating.

Pearl Isbister did a super job of the painting and staining!
If you need painting without a mess, call on Pearl!

We are built on a firm foundation due to the gravel and fill
provided by Dale Wright and crew.

Perry Halonen and crew hung and keyed our doors.

Jim Johnson gets a long overdue hug from Lorne Hovdestad.
Jim was having a rough day and needed to vent.
Then he wanted a big hug and he knew he would be all right!

Unfortunately, not all trades could make it. We feel so fortunate, here at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, to have worked with these trades. In a time of cost overruns and major delays, our trades people worked hard so we were able to stay within our budget stay reasonably close to our projected completion date. Many of the trades gave us a reduced rate and were willing to work with volunteers.

We still have some work to do. Our parking lot should be paved shortly and landscaping is an ongoing project. Howeve, our church is fully functional now, and we are certainly enjoying our new facility!

Thank you to all the TRADES, SUPPLIERS and VOLUTEERS who made this project a reality!

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