St Laurentius held it's annual block-party fundraiser featuring the 5k run. The unhappy though occurred to me that this may be the last block-party.
The silence will be broken regarding the status, efforts and actions to save the church in a written article. Make sure to get both of your community newspapers. The story continues to unravel.
The back story is that the communities stream of information has changed. It appears that the open forum approach soon separated the wheat from the chaff in a less than constructive manner.
Information is being carefully released in a more controlled manner to avoid overstated discussion.
Recent released news: An independent Historic Masonry Restoration company specializing in Church steeple, Tower & Spire Restoration,as well as several masonry repairs and techniques, inspected Saint Laurentius church on Saturday April 12th. They noted that it would be a serious undertaking and would take much money, determination and grit. They also noted that they believed that St Laurentius did not need to be closed until further notice and they did not see any stones on the current scaffolding.
How this tips the scale remains to be seen. It's not just the reports and planning that carry the most weigh. It's the deadlines and the hope for much needed flexibility.
Saving this icon is worthy in spite of anything.
Here's some of the pictures from Saturday.
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photos by roman blazic_all rights reserved