Photos from Groundbreaking Ceremony for new Mt. Angel Community Center on March 2nd, 2011.
Groundbreaking Ceremony Marks Beginning of Construction for New Mt. Angel Community Center
On March 2nd, Community Foundation President Lori Pavlicek welcomed a host of dignitaries, community representatives, construction officials and community supporters to help witness and celebrate the official groundbreaking of Mt. Angel's new Community Center. Behind the assembled crowd, demolition of the old building was almost complete, with crews carefully removing the last of the concrete slab--every bit of the old Biergarten will be recycled!
The afternoon was a bit chilly, but gray skies and a bit of rain couldn't dampen the spirits of the many supporters who gathered to help celebrate this exciting event. Following a warm welcome by Foundation President Lori Pavlicek, the assembled guests heard inspiring remarks to celebrate the occasion from local dignitaries including Mt. Angel Mayor Rick Schiedler, Chamber of Commerce President Mary Grant, Oktoberfest President John Gooley, and St. Mary Parish Pastor Fr. Philip Waibel, OSB, who blessed the site of the new building and led a prayer for everyone's efforts in completing this much-needed community project.
Photos by Bob Kister. Copyright 2011 Robert F. Kister, All Rights Reserved.