Mr. Vrzal also proudly announced that an old piano had also been salvaged from Cannonsville, before the village became “ghostly” last fall.
In October, some of the male parishioners went to Rockroyal where they razed the Methodist church and used some timbers, which were transported to the new site by Donald Earle, who is also doing all of the electrical work himself.
Late last summer, a logging crew went to Wells Bridge and went into the woods where they cut large pine and hemlock trees. They sent the trees to the sawmills where they were processed for subflooring and framing.
The women of the parish, Mr. Vrzal said, have also contributed several hours to the construction of the church. They have done the work on the pews and on the piano. The pews were sanded, painted with flat white paint, and completely refinished to where they now look “like new.”