Our Four Year Endevour is Concluded
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For more sights from this historic event, see photos of our ground breaking ceremony here:
WHAT WE HAVE ACCOMPLISHED
Sacred Heart hired Cargill & Associates to assist with fundraising and subsequently sent questionnaires to all parishioners re the new building. The largest percentage of responses in Cargill history was recorded. Cargill said we could expect to raise $2.5 million we pledged $3.8 million (as of 1/16/07).
WHAT HAS CHANGED
Bishop Dewane (newly assigned to replace Bishop Nevins) became actively involved. Following several meetings, the architect began reworking his plans. For the next 4 months, W. G. Mills representatives, Bob Eshenbaugh, Chuck Floramo, Steve Anderson (newly hired diocesan building official) and Fr. Jerry have been doing value engineering for example, dropping the roof line 8 ft. to save $1 million.
On 1/14/07 Bishop Dewane toured the Sacred Heart campus, including the recently purchased adjacent property from which we will realize large savings in the cost - not to mention the aesthetics - of water retention. Purchase of this land delayed progress, but has turned out to be beneficial because construction costs are now dropping.