Doing their level best
Asbury United Methodist Church is ramping up its efforts to make the sanctuary more accessible.
Volunteers have built a set of steps and are now working on the installation of a ramp.
"We're getting up there in age," church member Bill Grove said with a laugh. "The elderly can't get up and down the steps. We have people who can't get to church."
Grove is working on the project along with Ed Faulkner and Jim Tolbert.
American Legion Post 135 in Perryville and Jerry Skrivanek VFW Post 8185 in Port Deposit donated funds for the project which is expected to cost $5,000.
Patterson's Funeral Home dug holes for the footers.
The project began Monday, July 29 and is expected to be completed sometime this week. The ramp will also make things easier to accommodate funeral services.
"Recently a lady passed away and we thought this would be easier for the pallbearers in the future," Faulkner said.
Added Pastor Mike Caldwell: "We already have some members who use wheelchairs. This will allow them to come in as well as anyone else in the community. Everyone can get in without any problem."
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