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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Project progress: Touch-up work now being done

  • 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
    All the work on Thursday was centered on the building’s interior because of the rain.
    In a low level conference room some sanding was taking place in preparation for a final coat of paint.
    Upstairs, an assortment of finish-up projects were ongoing.
    “There’s just touch-up stuff that they’re doing,” said Janice Rupp of Holy Family Church. “They’ve poured the curb and gutter on the upper level.”
     
    What’s next
    “The driveway and parking lot on the upper level have yet to be poured, but it looks like they have most of the grading done,” said Rupp.
     
    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.
    The anticipated move into the building is on hold.
    “We’ve postponed the moved until they’re finished,” said Rupp. “There’s no way we could move in and allow them to finish what they need to do.”
     
    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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