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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Project progress: Exterior work resumes at site

  • 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
    With the temperature at a more seasonable level than the week before when it was zero, a number of workers could be found focused on different outdoor projects Thursday morning.
    “They’re working on the retaining walls outside,” said Janice Rupp of Holy Family Church, noting that concrete for a sidewalk was also being poured Thursday morning on the east side of the structure.
    On the west side of the structure, fill rock was being poured into a trench. 
     
    What’s next
    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. At this point a completion date has not been set.
    “It’s a beehive of activity down there,” said Rupp. “They’re continuing every day working toward the move-in date as quickly as weather will allow. .”
     
    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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