Our main building project one year was to construct a gazebo with the design and work of Noel Rytter from Illinois. Jerry Sauder, Noels wife Jane and daughter Ellen, Marjie, Carrol Ohlsen, James Sells and Jeremy Bertsch were also on hand to help. We hired a crane to install the old church steeple on top of the gazebo and have it secured for the winter. In the spring 2010 we finished the handrails and landscaping.

Our Gazebo makes for a wonderful gatherings for early morning coffee, Bible study or outdoor wedding

  • Noel and Ellen layout the gazebo.. while Sadie offers supervisory support.
  • Ellen gets practice with the drill in building the floor.
  • Marjie, Noel, and Ellen standing tall after raising the timbers
  • Noel and Jerry putting in the ceiling.
  • Crane operator, Steve Birkholz, installing the Old Church steeple on the gazebo
Meditation time at the Gazebo