We had a solid crew of Steve deStefano, John Mushaben, Bob Pearson, Bill Bross, Jim Weber and myself and got a lot accomplished on the shrine. It was miserably hot and the crew did their best to stay hydrated. The sublayer of the roof is on as well tar paper while we await the installation of the metal roof. We are struggling to find a roofer that has time to work us in to install the metal roof. Special tools and skills are needed there. Let us know if you have a local roof contractor with metal roofing experience willing to work with us. We finished work on the 4 facades, got the soffits installed and one of the columns installed. One a difference these columns add! We are planning to take additional donations at the festival to help cover additional landscaping and maintenance expenses. Thank you again to all our sponsors and volunteers that have worked or donated to the project.
I am planning to talk to Father Eric and Bob to discuss the dedication ceremonies but we are thinking about involving the St. Susanna school choir, our pastors, and the 4th degree Knights in a special dedication ceremony after one of the masses to open it up to the parish to attend. George J. Denman