BRANCHING OUT Vol. 29, No. 2 Fall 2016 2 3 5 7 8 11 14 15 18 19 Priory-Ties Benedict Inn-side Our Artist in Residence Mary & Martha Awards Women of Grace Sr. Heather Jean Prayer for Peace Our Oblates Sr. Louise Hoeing Coming Attractions INTERNET Website www.benedictine.com Contact us olgmonastery@benedictine.com CREDITS Editor Sr. Mary Luke Jones Design & Layout Michelle Hammond Photography and Contributors Leigh DeNoon Sr. Carol Falkner Sr. Ann Patrice Papesh Sr. Antoinette Purcell Terri Stacy Page 3 of Girl Scout Newsletter used with permission of Girl Scouts of Central Indiana. On the Cover A peek inside the newly refurbished Benedict Inn BRANCHING OUT, a publication of the Sisters of St. Benedict of Our Lady of Grace Monastery, informs its readers of newsworthy involvements of the sisters and acknowledges the generosity of donors. Mission Statement Seeking God in everyone and everything, we, Sisters of St. Benedict of Our Lady of Grace Monastery, live in community founded upon prayer, work and hospitality. 2 Dear Friends, Often times, events in our lives are marked by the seasons. At Our Lady of Grace Monastery, the summer is always a busy time for us and this past summer was no exception. Many wonderful things took place in our community and blessings abounded. The highlight of our summer was the Perpetual Monastic Profession of Sr. Heather Jean Foltz in June. It is truly an exciting time for us when a sister professes her vows for life to God and to our community. It was also an opportunity for each of us to renew our own promises in our hearts as we witnessed her desire for full membership. Sr. Heather Jean brings much joy and life to our community and we are blessed beyond measure to have her as a part of Our Lady of Grace. This past summer, in conjunction with the Year of Mercy, we hosted several events for the larger community to join us to pray for peace. In these turbulent times it as important as ever to gather together in prayer. These moments were truly inspiring as others joined us in our endeavors. It has been quite powerful to share these moments with each other and with those who attended these events. Together, we can make a difference in our community and in our world. Each July, the sisters convene for a week of Chapter Meetings. During this time we come together to make decisions crucial to the community and pass our annual budget. I always find this time inspiring as we make a commitment to being good stewards of our resources both physical and financial. What is truly remarkable, is the opportunity for each sister to have a voice about our future and offer suggestions. Our Corporate Ministries, St. Paul Hermitage and the Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center are in the midst of some very exciting renovations. As you will read in this issue of the Branching Out, the Benedict Inn, through the kindness of a very generous donor, will have an entirely new look. As the construction nears completion, the excitement is also building as we anticipate revealing the beautiful areas that have received a “face lift.” The bedrooms will offer a more comfortable and prayerful setting for those on retreat and for those who are attending a meeting or gathering. The repositioned office area offers a more welcoming and easy access for our guests. Just outside the Benedict Inn is the Peace and Nature Garden, a beautiful place for reflection. We are so very blessed to be able to transform the former academy into a place of respite and our grounds into a place of tranquility that will be enjoyed for many years to come. The summer has ended and the fall will offer us many more opportunities to share our Benedictine charism with so many of you. We look forward to being here for you season after season. May God bless you abundantly and know of our prayers for you each and every day. In the peace of Christ, Sr. Jennifer Mechtild Horner
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by Sr. Carol Falkner “ W elcome! Please come in and make yourself at home.” These words express the hospitality a guest receives at the Benedict Inn Retreat & Conference Center. This ministry provides programs and rental facilities for the spiritual and educational needs of individuals, families, churches and service organizations in a hospitable, peaceful environment. As St. Benedict admonishes, “All guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ…”(RB:53) Newly renovated bedroom on first floor. Here in our newly renovated space you will find comfortable bedrooms, conference rooms of various sizes, full food service and a staff that meets you with “all the courtesy of love.” (RB:53) Every bedroom contains a quote from the Rule of St. Benedict to ponder and an inscribed Benedictine crucifix inviting you the pray for its donor. Our desire is to create a place that is inviting and serves the needs of those who come for a stay. Our Spiritual Direction Internship is a special aspect of “Thank you so much for letting us stay here at the Benedict Inn and catch up on our rest! As traveling missionaries, it is pretty rare to actually get real rest when we are hosted; but, your peaceful Inn and joyous presence made our stay very restful and pleasant” Team 14 – Net Ministries “This has been a wonderful experience. I sensed the prayers as soon as I got here. I have felt grounded, tranquil, and focused. I have rested with God and gotten things done. Hooray! Feeling God’s love and presence is priceless. I also found the staff helpful, friendly, kind and generous. Thank you! Mary Kaye Wells 3
by Sr. Carol Falkner       W  elcome   Please come in and make yourself at home.    These words express the hospitality a ...
“As a child of God, a father, and a pastor….this was exactly what I needed. Thank you so much. The silence and solitude were ideal.” Craig Knisley “A perfect home away from home. Thank you for everything.” Mary Babbitt “Our stay here was great, as usual! Delicious food, and kind and helpful people” Conne Oput “I consider the opportunity to spend a private retreat here an answer to prayer! God used a message on Martha and Mary to prompt me to do what I had sensed I needed for a long time. And God did meet me through Word, prayer, and reflection. Thank you for your ministry to provide this place! The room was great and the staff very welcoming. Steve Eisinger “Thank you for welcoming me here. Your service through this Inn is such a blessing for the whole Indianapolis community. Coming here has been a gift with more blessings that I can count. I know my soul is much more ready to trust God at every stop. Peace to all your hearts Miriam Scott 4 Each newly renovated bedroom on the first floor has its own private bath. the Benedict Inn ministry. This two-year program trains people in the art of spiritual direction. We also offer the service of connecting those seeking spiritual direction with a director, assisting serious spiritual seekers into a deeper relationship with God. In this age of technology, when one desires to ‘come away’ for a time of rest and renewal, the Benedict Inn serves as a haven surrounded by a lovely Peace & Nature Garden, a labyrinth and beautiful grounds. Guests of all faith traditions are welcome. We encourage you to ‘disconnect’, take time for reflection, join the sisters for their monastic prayer and be treated with kindness and consideration. Give yourself the gift of time away from the worries and cares of this world to enjoy our Benedictine hospitality! For further information call: 317-788-7581. Newly refurbished communal bathrooms on second and third bedroom floors.
   As a child of God, a father, and a pastor   .this was exactly what I needed. Thank you so much. The silence and solitud...
A by Sr. Mary Luke Jones s we walked our donor around the newly renovated bedrooms of the Benedict Inn, she said, “Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have quotes from the Rule of St. Benedict in each room? Returning retreatants may want to always be in the ‘Seek God’ room or request another room so s/he can learn different parts of the Rule.” Of course it was a wonderful idea and, fortunately for us, we knew exactly who could do it! We like to refer to our good friend, Erika Woods, as our artist in residence Professional calligrapher, Erika Woods, creates a masterpiece on a bedroom wall at Benedict Inn. 5
A  by Sr. Mary Luke Jones  s we walked our donor around the newly renovated bedrooms of the Benedict Inn, she said,    Wou...
a Hallmark store one spring and suggested she could letter messages in customers’ Mother’s Day cards. It was at a Simon Mall and the Simons subsequently hired her to letter any number of things for their social events. for a couple of reasons. She has done some beautiful calligraphy around the monastery and annually she spends a week in the Inn’s art room, simply creating then joining the community for prayer and meals. Erika, a native of Vienna Austria, first met Srs. Juliann, Carol and Joan Marie when they signed up to take a calligraphy class at the Indianapolis Art Center. There was an instant attraction on both sides. When asked what they should bring, she said, “A pen, a rag and a love for letters.” Little did we realize in the 90’s, when the development office encouraged the sisters to learn calligraphy, that a long-term relationship would result. We are the happy beneficiaries. Erika’s formal training was at the Vienna Fashion Institute where 6 she spent 5 years learning art, fashion design and textiles. She met her American husband, Don, through mutual friends. Don was working with a voice coach where he did an apprenticeship with the Vienna Civic Opera. They were married in 1960 and moved to the USA in 1962. Two of their five children had arrived by then and Don’s mother, a party coordinator, asked Erika to consider addressing wedding invitations. During the 60’s there was a resurgence of interest in calligraphy and teachers from the UK, “excellent instructors,” provided classes. “That is where I fell in love with lettering and it has never stopped,” she says. Erika’s only experience in asking for a job (she is much in demand through word of mouth) was early on when she went into Some of Erika’s work can be enjoyed at the ArtSplash Gallery in Carmel, UIndy, Crooked Stick Golf Club, Shop Inn-spired gift shop, The Children’s Museum (where she hand lettered the initial membership roster) and Signature Healthcare at Parkwood. One of her creations was displayed at the National Cathedral. She’s won numerous blue ribbons at the Indiana State Fair and been involved in some traveling exhibits. For 28 years, she taught lettering at the Indianapolis Art Center. Erika does much more than lettering. Her calligraphy is incorporated in magnificent artistic creations that enhance her letters and provide a masterpiece for those owning an original. We are grateful to our donor and to Erika for helping us share the Benedictine charism with those who will retreat in our new rooms. Each of our 44 bedrooms contains a different quote.
a Hallmark store one spring and suggested she could letter messages in customers    Mother   s Day cards. It was at a Simo...
Second annual Mary & Martha awards October 23rd is the date for the second annual Mary & Martha award ceremony. Designed by the vocation committee, this event honors two women who have distinguished themselves through prayer and service. The 2015 winners, Erica Heinekamp and LeeAnn Zatkulak, will present the 2016 awards to Katie Sahm and Lauren LaCoy. This successful event continues to grow in popularity as young men and women enjoy a coffee bar and a homemade dessert buffet. If you would like to support this endeavor or be involved, please contact the monastery’s vocation director, Sr. Julie Sewell at julie@benedictine. com or by calling (317) 432-2200. 7
Second annual  Mary   Martha awards October 23rd is the date for the second annual Mary   Martha award ceremony. Designed ...
Sr. Mary Luke Jones was invited to address the Midwest Retreat Centers Directors at their semiannual meeting at the Oldenburg Franciscan Center. Her topic was development and fundraising. WIBC’s Terri Stacy captured this photo of poppers in action, Srs. Mary Luke Jones, Juliann Babcock, Gayla Marie Aspromonte, Harriet Woehler, Jennifer Mechtild Horner, Maureen Therese Cooney and Julie Sewell. Kevin and Tonya Caplinger were the lucky bidders for Sr. Cathy Anne Lepore’s “Year of Mercy” afghan handcrafted in support of Roncalli High School’s Rebelation. With the afghan came a promise of prayer with each stitch for the winner. Long time teacher Sr. Susan Marie Lindstrom is the new Activity Director at St. Paul Hermitage in the healthcare section. She draws on her creative talents to engage the residents in daily activities of art, singing and crafts. 8 Sr. Helen shows off her popping prowess at the second annual Music on Main. Several sisters handed out free popcorn at the second annual Beech Grove Chamber’s Music on Main. Over 3,000 attended the event that gave the sisters the opportunity to thank their Beech Grove neighbors.
Sr. Mary Luke Jones was invited to address the Midwest Retreat Centers Directors at their semiannual meeting at the Oldenb...
Representatives of the Beech Grove Police Department accept our gratitude and our blessing on the Feast of Our Lady of Grace. The Sisters of St. Benedict of Our Lady of Grace Monastery were named the “Person of the Year” by the Southside Catholic Business Professionals at their annual Inspirational Insights breakfast. Several sisters were in attendance as Sr. Jennifer Mechtild accepted the honor on behalf of the entire community. You are encouraged to visit our Facebook page that offers current happenings and reflections. A new series on the vocation page contains videos of several sisters reflecting on the aspects of living the Benedictine life. It can also be accessed at www.benedictine.com. Click on “vocation video page.” Have a look. In light of the recent tragic shootings of police officers across the nation, the sisters put together a basket of goodies and letter of gratitude for the men and women of the Beech Grove Police Department. On the Feast of Our Lady of Grace, three officers received the gift and accepted our blessing. Sr. Harriet Woehler performed a piano concert for the American Benedictine Academy’s recent meeting at the Benedict Inn. She played Clair de Lune by Debussy, Liebestraum by Liszt, Lotus Land by Scott and Sonata Pathetique by Beethoven. Ever the student, Sr. Harriet can be heard in the monastery chapel practicing pieces and fine tuning her talent. 9
Representatives of the Beech Grove Police Department accept our gratitude and our blessing on the Feast of Our Lady of Gra...
Our valued co-workers enjoying a special treat at the Edwards’ Drive-In Food Truck The sisters hosted all their co-workers at Our Lady of Grace, Benedict Inn and Hermitage for a luncheon with music and door prizes in gratitude for their great work. These men and women support us in our ministries and have gone over and above during the many renovations in process. Sr. Antoinette Purcell led the community retreat for the Missionary Benedictines of Immaculata Monastery in Norfolk, Nebraska in June; served as spiritual director for 8-day directed retreats at the Jesuit Spiritual Center in Milford, Ohio in June and August; hosted the American Benedictine Academy (ABA) biennial conference at Benedict Inn in July when she was also elected Vice President with succession to Presidency in 2018. She has served on the Board of Directors for ABA since 2012. During the annual chapter meetings, the sisters had an “official” photo taken. Here they are! 10
Our valued co-workers enjoying a special treat at the Edwards    Drive-In Food Truck  The sisters hosted all their co-work...
In a spirit of great joy, the community, friends and family of Sr. Heather Jean Foltz gathered to witness her final profession of monastic promises. Women entering community pass through several stages of commitment before making their promise perpetually. The Church allows sufficient time to ensure that the fit is good for the woman and the religious community. Stages of formation Affiliation The affiliation stage can last from six months to two years. During this stage the affiliate becomes more familiar with us by visiting often and meeting with the Vocation Director to keep discerning God’s call. An affiliate continues to live independently. When she and the Vocation Director feel she is ready she can begin the application process to enter the community. Postulancy Sr. Heather Jean with her proud parents, Paul & Chris Foltz, on her perpetual monastic profession day. The postulancy is a period of eight months to a year. The postulant gets to know the community in a much deeper way by praying, working and living the monastic way of life with the sisters. She continues to discern with the Formation Director. During this time, she 11
In a spirit of great joy, the community, friends and family of Sr. Heather Jean Foltz gathered to witness her final profes...
Sr. Heather Jean “puts her mark” on her monastic profession document that will be kept, for all time, in the community archives does not work outside of the community but works inside the monastery while taking classes about the Benedictine way of life. After a period of approximately eight months, she may seek permission from her Formation Director, Prioress and Monastic Council to move to the next stage of Formation. Novitiate The novitiate is a two-year process. The first year of the The symbol of perpetual monastic profession. The ring, a simple gold band, is inscribed IHS which is a Christogram — a combination of letters that represent the holy name “Jesus.” 12 novitiate is a time of intense prayer, study and reflection on the Benedictine way of life. During the second year of the novitiate, the novice works parttime outside of the monastery in addition to her duties within. The novitiate is a time of preparation for First Monastic Profession. First Monastic Profession First Monastic Profession covers a span of three to six years. During this time, the sister lives as a vowed member while continuing study, ministry and discernment of a life-long commitment. She practices and commits herself to the vows of obedience, poverty, celibacy, stability and conversion of life. When she and the Formation
Sr. Heather Jean    puts her mark    on her monastic profession document that will be kept, for all time, in the community...
Director feel she is ready to ask to make her Perpetual Monastic Profession, she goes before the community to make her request. After the approval of the community, the sister may profess her perpetual vows where she makes a lifetime commitment to God and to the community. Perpetual Monastic Profession This is the final step taken by a woman in our Benedictine community. She vows for the rest of her life to follow the teachings of St. Benedict and to be bound to our particular community. Through her life as a Benedictine Sister she commits herself to seeking God in everyone and everything, every day of her life. Sr. Heather Jean is the Director of Social Services at St. Paul Hermitage. She is a graduate with a bachelor’s degree in religious studies from the University of Indianapolis. A native of Dyer, Indiana, she is the daughter of Paul and Chris Foltz and has two sisters. Sr. Heather Jean entered Our Lady of Grace in 2008 and made her first monastic profession in 2012. Prior to entering the monastery, she worked as an employment placement counselor at Horizon House, a homeless day center in Indianapolis. The symbol of perpetual profession is the ring that a sister wears until her death. Excerpts from the Holy Rule of St. Benedict: When she is to be received she promises before all in the oratory stability, fidelity to monastic life and obedience. Of this promise of hers let her draw up a document in the name of the Saints whose relics are there and of the Prioress who is present. Let her write this document with her own hand; and let the novice put her mark to it. Then let her place it with her own hand upon the altar; and when she has placed it there, let the novice at once intone this verse: “Receive me, O Lord, according to Your word, and I shall live: and let me not be confounded in my hope” (Ps. 118[119]:116). Let the whole community answer this verse three times and add the “Glory be to the Father.” Then let the novice prostrate herself at each one’s feet, that they may pray for her. And from that day forward let her be counted as one of the community.” 13
Director feel she is ready to ask to make her Perpetual Monastic Profession, she goes before the community to make her req...
You are invited to join us for the second Prayer for Peace during the Year of Mercy on Sunday, November 6 at 4:45 pm, then stay for Evening Praise at 5:15 pm.
You are invited to join us for the second Prayer for Peace during the Year of Mercy on Sunday, November 6 at 4 45 pm, then...
Our Oblates by Sr. Antoinette Purcell W e know from looking at nature that growth happens in many ways and at various times depending on soil, climate and other conditions. Growth in community happens in various ways, too. There is the growth of individuals that we each take responsibility for based on the commitment we made to be faithful to the monastic way of life which calls for ongoing conversion of life. There is also the growth of the community as we go through life cycle stages with members and changes that affect us, such as social conditions around us, and bidding farewell to those who depart this life for eternal life. Another way the community grows is by accepting new members into community and welcoming lay women and men as oblate members. It has been 25 years since the first group of twelve women and men made their commitment as oblates of Our Lady of Grace Monastery. This year, 2016, we celebrate as another group of twelve makes the same commitment. These are the two largest groups of oblates we received in one year. On May 22, 2016 Deanna deBrier, Patricia Eickholtz, Maurice Nickels, Danette Siertle and Patricia Sperlik made oblation. On June 5, 2016 Kathleen Kaler, Mary Jo Risch, and Ann Swiontek made oblation. We anticipate the oblation of Kae Evenson, Susan Fowler, Stephanie Johnson, and Jennie Osterholt on November Maurice Nickels, Danette Siertle, Patricia Sperlik, Deanna deBrier, Patricia Eickholtz with Oblate Director, Sr. Antoinette Purcell 15
Our Oblates by Sr. Antoinette Purcell  W  e know from looking at nature that growth happens in many ways and at various ti...
“I have been humbled and inspired by my experiences as an Inquirer and Candidate for Oblation. The sisters and oblates with whom I have met have given me much needed support in my journey to grow closer to God. I count on their ongoing support as I live the commitment I made.” 8, 2016. The latter four are participants in the annual “Oblate Intensive” that allows those who are unable to attend on Sundays to experience the same formation in an intensive format. I would like to introduce you to those who made oblation in May and June. Deanna deBrier is widow of Arnold. They had no children. Retired now, Deanna worked as a department store assistant buyer, secretary and bookkeeper. Deanna is a member of St. Jude and Holy Rosary Parishes in Indianapolis where she is involved in prayer groups, bible studies, and Bereavement Ministry. She is also involved in Cursillo. Deanna enjoys reading, praying, bible study, and, visiting zoos and museums. minister, and member of the choir and adult catechetical team. Kathy is semi-retired working as a part time driver for Enterprise Holdings where she has worked the past ten years. She enjoys reading, singing, dinner with friends and mature singles, taking drives and loving her grandson. Patricia Eickholtz is wife of Richard and they are parents of two grown sons and three grandchildren. She is a member of St. Suzanna Parish in Plainfield. Pat worked at the census bureau and served as a substitute teacher for elementary schools before retirement. As the wife of a retired farmer, she and Richard now spend six months each year in Florida. Pat attends daily Mass. She is a member of the Optimist Club and enjoys reading, working out, and sewing. Maurice Nickels is husband of Julia and they are parents of eight children, eight grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. Maurice is a member of St. Malachy Parish in Brownsburg where he volunteers as a Lector, Eucharistic Minister, RCIA Steering Committee, leads bible study and two prayer groups. In addition, he is a member of Serra Club and chair of the vocation group for the Knights of Columbus. Maurice is retired from the navy who also worked as a field sales manager. For fun he reads, is a master gardener, and volunteers at Eagle Creek Park as tour guide and doing grunt work. Kathleen Kaler is a single mother of two children. A member of St. Jude Parish in Indianapolis, she is active as a lector, Eucharistic Our new oblates Kathy Kaler , Ann Swiontek and Mary Jo Risch. 16
   I have been humbled and inspired by my experiences as an Inquirer and Candidate for Oblation. The sisters and oblates w...
Mary Jo Risch is known to this community as “Sr. Helen’s friend” as both are natives of Connersville. Mary Jo is single and a member of Good Shepherd Parish in Indianapolis. She is a retired nurse and spends time now as a volunteer working at the Julian Center for battered women. Mary Jo loves life, has a great sense of humor and enjoys a ministry of healing touch, and cooking. grown adults. Ann is a member of St. Malachy’s Parish in Brownsburg, IN where she serves as a Eucharistic minister and member of team 1 for Christ Renews His Parish. In addition, Ann is a volunteer at Benedict Inn and wants to also begin volunteer at the Cathedral Soup Kitchen. She works as a research pharmacist for Eli Lilly and for fun enjoys crafts, reading, sewing, and playing the flute. Danette Siertle is wife of Bob and they are parents of a grown son and daughter. Danette is a member of St. Lawrence Parish in Indianapolis. She has worked as an accountant and is now retired and able to engage in volunteer work. She spends time working with Sr. Bernardine in the craft room, as a volunteer at Fatima Retreat House, engaged in spontaneous works of charity and is involved in a library patron program. Danette is interested in reading, studying and making rosaries. Our oblate community has grown from 12 in 1991 to 133 in 2016. Of the total number who have made oblation, 18 have died and we have 94 active oblates. When the four make oblation in November the number of active oblates becomes 98. Growth in the oblate community is also a growth point for the monastic community. Our oblates are committed to this particular monastery and give of their time, talent and treasure in various ways. They also take us with them in name wherever they go. They spread the good news of Benedictine spirituality as they live out their commitment of oblation. We are blessed by their commitment and presence. While our monastic community is not growing as quickly as the oblates, it gives us hope for the future to know that there are so many who are ready to take up a commitment to Benedict’s teaching and make a difference in the world today by the way they live their daily lives. Patricia Sperlik is wife of Jim and they are parents of two grown daughters and three grandchildren. Pat is a member of St. Maria Goretti Parish in Westfield where she is involved in bible study, and works with the food pantry there. A retired registered nurse who also did editing for Eli Lilly Company she now enjoys reading, knitting, yoga, walking and working with animals. Ann Swiontek is wife of Scott and they are parents of two “I was initially drawn to Benedictine spirituality of structure, silence, lectio divina and an overall contemplative nature. Involvement as an oblate inquirer, and subsequent process of candidacy, has formalized my spirituality to be defined as ‘Benedictine.’ This spirituality can be lived without association with a community. Yet, I find it necessary to attach myself and formally commit to this Benedictine community in order to further explore and grow through interactions with both the sisters and other oblates. A community is necessary to prevent a reliance on self-focus, and to engage my spirituality with those I encounter.” “Along this journey of life I need other people who are looking for the same God connection I long for. It is easier with others who understand and are looking and praying for the same goal. To be around others who are aware of God as REAL— a God who acts, speaks, visits, relates with us, and in whose love we are all connected. This is what I crave and must have for my own growth. I have found such a connection with the sisters and other oblates.” 17
Mary Jo Risch is known to this community as    Sr. Helen   s friend    as both are natives of Connersville. Mary Jo is sin...
Our own Sr. Louise Hoeing was recently spotted in the Girl Scouts newsletter. Used with permission of Girl Scouts of Central Indiana. 18
Our own Sr. Louise Hoeing was recently spotted in the Girl Scouts newsletter. Used with permission of Girl Scouts of Centr...
A preview of coming a!ractions In the next issue of Branching Out, you will see the results of the major renovation taking place Resident, Betty Lux, enjoying her new room that includes a kitchenette, living room, bedroom with private handicap-accessible bath and large storage area. at St. Paul Hermitage. Currently, some of the residents are already enjoying their new rooms, the new physical therapy lab is being utilized daily, Areas still in progress the administrative offices have been moved and Residents and staff enjoy gathering around the new reception area. the beauty shop, public restrooms and party room are nearing completion. The construction work is expected to be totally finished in May 2017. Here are some photos of accomplishments until you see the final version. 19
A preview of coming a ractions In the next issue of Branching Out, you will see the results of the major renovation taking...
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