Putting our Best Facade Forward

By Elaine A. Nucci, Presbytery Financial Assistant

Posted November 9, 2021

Beaver-Butler Presbytery made award-winning use of the Zelienople Borough grant to improve the Main Street office building façade. The Preservation Award was presented to the presbytery in July for its efforts to “retain the elements of structure” of the 1917 Eichholtz building. Randy and Cindy Hart, sponsors of the Zelienople Historical Society’s annual award, are passionate about the borough’s Main Street. They created the award to encourage the new, younger entrepreneurs and developers to retain the historic charm of the town where Randy worked for years. Sue Casker, president of the historical society, shared that Randy Hart has the historic town “in his core and fiber and knows that a vibrant Main Street is vital to the community.” Hart holds a special fondness for his paper route along Main Street and Grandview Avenue. Long timers may recall his past places of employment: Casey’s Bakery, Fishburn’s Pharmacy and Bessie Mallard Antiques.

Prior to becoming the Presbytery Communications Assistant, graphic artist, ChrisAnn Goossen, designed the renovation of the original Eichholtz car dealership building to highlight its structural features. The 3-color scheme design added brick-red shutters to the upper windows and a new molding around the front doors. Beaver-Butler Presbytery offers its congratulations and thanks to ChrisAnn and Rev. Bob Goossen, Denny Robinson, Rev. Bob Methias, Jim Paff, Paff Custom Welding and Mazzant Painting, who worked to complete the transformation. 

The “Back” Story—Walk around the back of the building to see the new rear entrance, complete with parking lot improvements. The presbytery thanks Rev. Bob Goossen, Rev. Bob Mathias, and Altsman Seal Coating for their work on this project.