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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Project progress: Cold still hindering exterior work

  • 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.
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  • 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
    “We went on a tour of the building this morning. They’ve got a lot of the drywall up and they’re working very diligently to get it mudded,” said  Janice Rupp of Holy Family Church.
     
    What’s next
    “They said they’d probably be painting sometime next week on the lower level,” said Rupp. “They’ve got to finish some piping on the outside before they can do their backfilling. As long as the weather is cold and nasty, and the ground is frozen, they won’t be able to do that.”
    According to Rupp, 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 was hoped that the new parish center would be ready for use by early 2014, but that won’t be the case.
     
    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
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