Centreville UM Church completes paving project
CENTREVILLE — An expanded parking lot around the Centreville United Methodist Church has been completely paved at a cost of $71,000.
Henry Covington, chairman of the board of trustees, said the cost has been paid in full by the church and the contractor was R.L. Ewing of Easton.
Pastor Mark Farnell, speaking to the congregation gathered at the back parking lot after church ser vices Sunday, cut a ribbon with Covington to signify the completion of the project.
Farnell said, in part, “I am very happy that the church membership was able to get together to have this work done and hold fundraisers to get it completed without debt.”
The parking, in front, sides and to the rear of the church, also includes paving for an overflow lot behind the parsonage next door. It also includes more overhead lighting, new curbing and expanded handicapped parking spaces.
Assisting with the ceremonial ribbon-cutting were other trustees, Guy Pilli, Joan Dawkins and Margie Booze; also Todd Turner, chairman of the church finance committee.
The church membership held its annual picnic following the ribbon-cutting.
Henry Covington, chairman of the trustees of the Centreville United Methodist Church, prepares to cut the ribbon to symbolize the completion of the expanded parking lot at the church on Sunday, Aug. 21. Trustees looking on are Guy Pilli, Joan Dawkins and Margie Booze. Behind Guy is Todd Turner, chairman of the church finance committee.