The project

A parish center is being built at 218 S. Maple Ave. in Hannibal. The two-level structure will feature 5,400 square feet.

The project

A parish center is being built at 218 S. Maple Ave. in Hannibal. The two-level structure will feature 5,400 square feet.

The parish offices will be housed in the new building. In addition there will be ample space for meetings and funeral luncheons.

There will be a kitchenette, restrooms and storage space for parish records on the lower level. The upper level will have a banquet room with seating for 100 people, a full kitchen and restrooms.

What’s
happening

On the day after Christmas, both Bleigh Construction personnel and workers from various sub-contractors were at the site. On Thursday morning the work was focused on the new structure’s interior.

Siding has been added to the nortth and west sides of the building. Workers were also coninuing the process of finishing the structure’s interior.

What’s next

According to Janice Rupp of Holy Family Church, once the drainage system is finished the lower parking lot will be poured, providing conditions are dry enough.

Anticipated cost

The projected cost of the construction project is $1,047,000.

Who’s paying

The money necessary to pay for the center has already been pledged by church members. The pledges were made over the past year during the “Living our Faith, Building our Vision” fund-raising campaign.

Projected date for completion

It is hoped that the new parish center will be ready for use by early 2014.

Because of recent weather delays, Rupp doesn’t know if the completion date will have to be pushed back.

Each week, the Courier-Post is documenting the improvements taking place on the parish center. For more information, contact:

Journalist Danny Henley

Mail P.O. Box A, Hannibal, MO, 63401

Email danny.henley
@courierpost.com

Phone (573) 248-2752

Fax (573) 221-5800