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|Three projects in Summer 2006 complete the first phase of the Capital Campaign
Summer 2006 Renovations
The last three projects of the first phase of the Capital Campaign are under way this summer—renovations of the kitchen and the rest rooms and replacement of the temporary ramp into the courtyard. All three projects were scheduled for the two weeks the preschool is on summer vacation, July 22 through August 6. Contracts have been signed for the actual reconstruction efforts, with members responsible for demolition and several other aspects of the projects.
From the beginning, the Development Task Force has made every effort to keep costs within the scope of available money. They located used stainless steel tables and a three-compartment sink at a great price, and these items were stored on site until the renovations begin (picture to the right). They also have a wish list of new appliances for future replacement as funds become available, including a dishwashing machine, a commercial refrigerator, a convection oven, and a new range.
Plans for the renovated rest rooms called for new commodes and sinks, as well as new floor tiles, mirrors, shelves, and changing tables, as well as new lights and ventilation fans, and—for the first time—hot water.
In addition to the work in the kitchen and the rest rooms, the “temporary” ramp to the courtyard was taken out and replaced by a permanent concrete ramp with the proper slope.
The project got underway on Friday evening, July 21, with a “soft demolition” to prepare for the real demolition work the next day. On Saturday, the bathrooms were gutted—removing fixtures, partitions, and floor tiles—and in the kitchen, the lower cabinets were all removed and one set of upper cabinets were taken down so that they can be relocated. Everything was taken out to a big dumpster to be hauled away. See pictures from the demolition.
The contractors went to work on Monday, July 24, and for a few days, LCH was a very noisy place. With help from the LCH community, most of the work was completed in time for the return of the Preschool on August 7, and a rededication blessing was held after morning worship on Sunday, August 13. See pictures from the construction period.
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