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Putting On a New Face

Our Presbytery Center building is in the middle of a multi-year facelift and maintenance upgrade. In 2019 the facade of the building was repainted and the front entry was trimmed out as a start at being a more pleasant part of the historic Zelienople downtown scene. Next we put infill shutters on the upper window spaces which had been blocked in years ago. At the end of the year the north side of the building and the rear were painted and a new roof was put on the building.

Along with these upgrades we have replaced some failing sidewalk concrete and removed the worn and weary chain link fence around our parking lot. Our plan is to place some attractive landscaping along the edges and to continue to find small ways to bring some green spaces into that part of the property. In 2020, we hope to re-point some of the brickwork on the south side and then paint that so the whole exterior of our building will be in good shape for another significant season of service. Since we removed the faded awning from the front and will soon do the same in the rear, we will develop new signage.

The Administration Committee is grateful to the Coordinating Team for their support in this effort. We have also been able to partner with Main Street Zelienople to receive a very nice grant for the facade work. We hope that these improvements may be a blessing to the Zelienople community.