Wednesday, September 17, 2008

A Wonderful Groundbreaking

Great news, everyone. Our groundbreaking was great!

For those of you who haven't heard, we actually broke ground at the end of August on our brand new dining hall. I've included some photos of the process of the groundbreaking. Our favorite part, to date, has been watching the contractors extract an enormous tree trunk and roots and pull out the stairs behind the lodge. They poured concrete footers yesterday, so we're well on our way to having a new dining hall for summer camp 2009.

As for the official groundbreaking ceremony, nearly 110 former campers, board members, staff, and long-time friends of the camp were in attendance for the Saturday activities. A program was led by Dr. Joseph Lenkey and included comments by LCCC Executive Director Patrick Myers, past camper Meghan Adams, Board President Michael Pettit, Honorary Chair Doug Dunderdale, and many others. A rainy day offerred all the opportunity to view the turning of the sod by LCCC's executive team, design team, and staff, from under a sea of umbrellas. Appropriately, the events were followed by one final meal in the Summer Dining Hall, soon to be known as the Alumni Program Center.

What a celebration to thank God for his blessings in this capital campaign. We're at 3.65 million dollars on our way to 5.5 million, and every step of the way God has blessed this process. Thank you for your prayers and support of Ligonier Camp throughout the years.

If you have questions or would like to support the campaign, you can contact the camp at 724-238-6428.

Our design team

LCCC year-round staff

The beloved Sarah and Pappy

2008 Summer Staff visitors

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