Wrapping up the week in the BenGil area with pictures!
Week of December 11
The 30 year old Mother Mary Monument underwent a renovation. The back wall was reinforced since moisture penetrated the top of the wall. Mother Mary's finger will be fixed after it was knocked off several years ago.
Keith Lovejoy squeezes a stress ball as he waits to get his blood drawn. The blood drive was held Friday at Gillespie High School.
Abbie Cline and Brooke Ruckman collect donations for Salvation Army during their annual Bell Ringer campaign. Both Brooke and Abbie were collecting volunteer hours for National Honor Society.
Alderman Peyton Bernot talks to Peggy Zarr during Build Benld's First Senior Christmas Dinner. The dinner attracted more than 100 people.
Loni Nicole Manalia, Alexis Burns, and Haylie Kirkwood all team up to stop dribble penetration. The Lady Miners went on to lose 49-42.
Mayor Jeff Hendricks along with Ken Snider and Shari Albrecht pose for a picture after MEDP granted Snider $5,000 for the winery in Benld. Snider plans to open the winery next spring.
Kevin Polo tells Ned Newingham that his water line he installed on Clark Street was never approved to travel underneath the bike trail.
Handcrafted figurines and manger rest along side the Catholic church in Benld. The manger set is clearly visible at night also with the flood light directed on it.
The Gillespie High School Choir hosted their annual Christmas Program for the community. Over 150 people were in attendance.
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