Once again, this has been a busy month!
The project was featured with a video clip during the General Synod President’s speech. Many people contacted the Town Clock CDC because of this and messaged us about how wonderful they find this project.
Fundraising is going well. While we have made great strides in getting verbal commitments from several funding sources, which will cover the majority of our construction costs, still we have a gap of approximately $ 200,000. At this point, the projected cost is $3.4 million. That is a huge sum! However, we are really close to raising it, so please keep the project in your prayers and tell more folks about it.
A variety of fundraising events, including web-fundraising, will be started in October. We hope to raise at least $10,000. We will keep you posted.
Marlana Moore joined the Board officially at the June meeting. She also designed and is updating our new website. Please look at her beautiful work: www.townclockcdc.org.
Many of you know that the archaeologists have been digging and investigating various locations where the new entryway will be built behind the sanctuary. Well, they did discover several unmarked graves in their most recent dig. None of our cemetery registries contain the names, nor the fact that graves are in this location. So this discovery came as quite a surprise. Thankfully the pier supports will not disturb the graves. The architect, who came by to check on the discoveries, determined that the pier support in that area will be adjusted so that the graves will remain in their present location. They will continue to rest in peace.