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Edwards chapel to complete first construction phase

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Special to the DailyMembers of the community recently contributed enough for the Edwards Interfaith Chapel and Community Center to finish the first phase of its construction.

EDWARDS, Colorado – The Edwards Interfaith Chapel and Community Center announced Monday that it will finish phase one of its new building due to the generosity of the community. The Eagle Valley Religious Foundation has raised over $10 million since its capital campaign began five years ago, and members of the community recently contributed enough to finish phase one.The board did not want to proceed with the rest of the interior construction of phase one, which is about half complete, until it received sufficient cash and pledges to finish the phase.”We always knew this project would be completed in phases, but we had no idea we would be able to finish phase one so quickly.” said Steve Baird, Eagle Valley Religious Foundation board member and chair of the capital campaign. “I am so grateful to the many people who came forward in just the past few weeks to help us to make the critical decision to complete all of phase one.” The part of phase one of the building which has been completed includes the great room, atrium, audio/video room, kitchen and several gathering areas. The remainder of the phase, which will be completed by February, includes a nursery, preschool classroom, study, library, four classrooms and several additional gathering spaces.B&B Excavating generously donated a $95,000 gift of completing the parking lot ahead of schedule in Phase I of the project.The facility is available for rent for events, weddings, business and group meetings and other activities. Administrator Margie Ciaccio can be reached at evrf@comcast.net or 970-926-3388.The Eagle Valley Religious Foundation is an oversight board that runs the Edwards Interfaith Chapel and Community Center. This board is comprised of members and clergy of each of the congregations that occupy the chapel, including B’nai Vail, Covenant Presbyterian Church, Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration and Mount of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church. For more information, go to edwardsinterfaithchapel.org or call 970-926-3388.

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