Thanks for your help raking, ladies!

By: Chris “Topher” Aderhold

While the weather was quite a bit less than ideal for our annual Spring Work Day this past Saturday, it certainly could have been much worse. Sure, it was rainy and chilly, but thankfully the predicted snow did not fall. Despite the tough weather, there were well over 50 dedicated and hard working folks that rolled out to Camp Gray to help spruce up the grounds in preparation for Summer Camp 2012.

Projects included an extensive cleaning to the St. Vincent (Vinnies!) Retreat Center, the St. Raphael Bunkhouse, and the kitchen. Additionally, though they were wet and heavy, the leaves and pine needles scattered around much of main camp were raked up and dumped into the woods.

A task which was completed with somewhat heavy hearts was the removal of furniture and carpets in The Joe. Click here to read more about why this work was done.

The cross at the Main Campfire Area had fallen, but with a little help from some friends, a new cross was constructed and put back. Thanks gang!

Lastly, a highlight of the day – besides the consumption of delicious Sloppy Joes at lunch – was the work done putting the new cross into place at the Main Campfire Area.  SaLT Missionary Nathan Heit spent time last week putting the cross together.  The crew from St. John Vianney Parish in Janesville stepped in to help put the cross in place.

It’s extremely humbling to see so many folks come out to Camp’s annual Spring Work Day, and it serves as an affirmation that people are in support of all the great work that goes on out here!

Thanks friends!
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