Friday, August 13, 2010

We are on Facebook

I've now put a page up on Facebook for the Old Immaculate Conception Church. You can find us here

Monday, July 5, 2010

Fund-rasing efforts continue

The fund raising efforts are continuing as we strive to generate the money that is needed to save the Old Immaculate Conception Church here in Fort Benton. Several ladies in the parish created a wonderful historic quilt to be raffled on August 29th. Leone Cloepfil has designed a wonderful greeting card which is being sold. On August 29th, the Knights of Columbus will be holding a city wide picnic to help generate funds for our project. Thank you to all who are working on this effort.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

We appear in the Great Falls Tribune

The story on the Old Immaculate Conception Catholic Church has appeared in the Great Falls Tribune. I think the article will be available for one week before it goes into the paid archives. I will try to get permission to post the entire article on the blog.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Story in Great Falls Tribune

The Great Falls Tribune will be doing a series of articles about activities in Chouteau County/Fort Benton.

They have a copy of the press release I put out on the Old Immaculate Conception Church and are going to have a photographer stop by on Monday and will also have a follow-up interview, probably via phone. This is exciting. I'll keep you informed when we hit the pages of the Trib.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Monday, April 26, 2010

Can we do some work yet?

The biggest concern I have about our restoration efforts is to get a new roof over our heads, but it is possible that we may be able to do some of the projects stated for Phase II this summer using volunteer help and local expertise. Our maintenance man is experienced as a brick layer. As we have been looking at some of the Phase II projects we've discovered that we may be able to have him supervise some volunteers to properly point and tuck the grout. We might also be able to used the volunteers to redirect some of our sprinklers. Several of them are currently spraying towards the old church and causing some of our issues with the grout being washed out. As we get those projects under way, I'll report on our progress.

Support from far away

I am happy to mention that we are receiving a regular contribution from Wyoming for our restoration efforts, and it appears an anonymous donor from Indiana is sending a regular postal money order contribution. For people who are not able to make a big contribution in one payment, making payments over time can still help us achieve our goals.

Thanks to those who are continuing to support our project.