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Congregational Church undergoes remodel

Kathy Walters, Steve Walters and Diane Conner stand in the newly remodeled Coddington Room at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Humboldt.

The Congregational United Church of Christ in Humboldt recently completed a remodeling project that has been going on for the past 1-1/2 years. The overflow room, blue room and kitchenette were the main areas of the church that were addressed.
In preparation for the remodel, Walt Summers, the custodian, painted a Sunday School Room and installed shelving. Hope Circle moved the Library from the Overflow Room to the Sunday School Room. Hope Circle also stripped wallpaper from the Blue Room, cleaned out the cupboards in the old kitchenette cabinets. The cupboards were donated to the ReStore.
Construction began in March of 2011. Gronbach Construction installed new sheet rock and rebuilt the kitchen and storage areas. While working on the area, they discovered an original, ax-hewn post standing since construction 140 years ago. Detrick Electric rewired the new Coddington Room and kitchenette. “Rewiring a 140 year old building was a major concern,” said Steve Walters, the designer. “It was an impres-sive accomplishment by Detrick and Gronbach to get new power installed in an old stone building.” Adam Smith of Beebe Plumbing took care of all plumbing needs.
Kathy “George” Walters and Diane Conner became the mas-ter painters, with the help from other Hope Circle members.
For a complete report on the project as well as the new carillon installed, pick up a copy of this week's Humboldt Independent, or click on the digital page on this web site to find out how you can be among the first to a digital subscriber.