We are so thankful to all our supporters. The June 2023 Raise the Roof Fundraiser was successful. Thanks so much to Mas Roofing, Freeport, IL, and their crew for all the hard work it took to replace a roof on a hundred-plus-year-old building. The physical work they did and the generosity of their financial contribution towards the final bill, can't be thanked enough.
Kathleen Wilken, Joe Kanosky, and Ron Schneider (Freeport Park District Executive Director) signed the 20-year lease to the Save the Tabernacle non-profit.
We’ve come a long way since the August 2021 lease signing. Interior renovation got underway almost immediately that fall. Casual observers peeking inside marveled at the artistry of the steel girder construction and often shared treasured memories of time spent with family and friends at Oakdale and in the Tabernacle.
However, major costly work remains to be professionally done. At the top of the list, a new roof is critical and this will require major financial support so that replacement can be done in the summer of 2023.
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