Donora church unveils new sign
It was a labor of love that produced a professional new sign at Our Lady of the Valley Parish in Donora.
“We estimate the church saved thousands of dollars because of our physical labor and in foods sold in fundraisers for this effort,” a spokesperson said.
No one wanted personal credit for their roles, but five men started the construction project, digging a three-foot deep trench 300 feet in diameter with a rented Ditch Witch.
“A parishioner even paid for the rental,” the spokesman said.
A brick base is topped by an architectural shingled roof.
The two-sided sign is equipped with electrical dust to dawn lighting.
The project was planned for months with several different designs studied.
All activities and fundraisers will be publicized on both sides of the sign, which is located at the administration entrance to the property off Second Street Extension.
Fundraising began a year earlier with parishioners selling frozen ravioli, pierogi, sauce and nut rolls.
“The Christian Mothers/Women's Guild was generous with their monetary donations,” the spokesperson said.
He stated they also obtained some needed money for supplies by selling three loads of scrap metal collected from church property.
The phase of the work the volunteers were unable to do, they left to Delmar Signs of Monongahela.
The next project of the volunteers will be a complete restoration of the entrance to the administration hall.
A smaller sign will be located at the Manor Road entrance.
“We're trying to update the property so the church can be around for many years,” they all acknowledged.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Holiday shopping season off to early start in Mon Valley
- Holiday spirit alive & well in Mon Valley
- Mon City man arrested for alleged assault
- Recovery – it’s not just for addicts anymore
- Driving, drug charges filed against Monessen man
- West Brownsville mother, daughter collaborate on children’s tale
- Accounting career adds up for Fallowfield native
- Monongahela River boat rental business could spur economic growth, coalition told
- Spending dispute emerges in Monessen
- Century-old Christmas tradition catching on in Mon Valley
- For some, pathway to Thanksgiving often bumpy