by Cori Hilsgen
Members of the Church of St. Joseph Catholic church toured its new parish center after masses this past weekend.
Tour guides explained the progress of the building, plans for items not yet completed and equipment and furniture that is still needed. Tour participants received a list of things still needed.
The Heritage Hall needs tables and chairs, which will cost about $31,150. The kitchen area needs various pieces of equipment, such as a dishwasher, freezer, refrigerator, carts and racks and other items which are estimated to cost about $50,109; meeting-room partition walls will cost $100,000 and audio visual equipment $10,000.
Many parishioners expressed approval of the progress made on the facility, its size, the south windows, partitioned spaces and other ideas that went into the planning of the new area.
They also commented on the location of the playground in front of the parish house, landscaping designs and the layout of stands for the parish festival.
Hilsgen is a contributing reporter for the Newsleaders. The central Minnesota native is a wife, mother and grandmother. She has a Bachelor's degree in Organizational Management and Communication from Concordia University – St. Paul, MN and enjoys learning about and sharing other people's stories through the pages of the Newsleaders.