Members of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses know how to get things done.
During the first week of August, their hall and grounds at 103 Mile were a sea of hard hats, scaffolding, power diggers and hand tools, as close to 100 volunteers rolled up their sleeves for a major spruce-up.
The hard-working group included approximately 40 local congregation members and nearly 60 people from Kingdom Halls all over north central British Columbia who set up camp on the hall grounds and worked tirelessly together for four days to complete the projects.
The to-do list included an expansion of the parking lot, landscaping, painting and a host of other jobs.
Many of the volunteers were skilled trades people who oversaw projects in their field of expertise and trained others to perform the work safely and efficiently.
Dale Friesen is chair for the regional building committee and co-ordinates three or four similar projects each year, in the same manner.
“We’re all friends and it’s nice to be able to work and eat together,” he says, adding a camp kitchen was set up on the grounds to keep everyone fed.
Their next stop will be Houston.