The Bishop Hill Heritage Association would like to thank the Dahinda United Methodist Church for all of their hard work on the Dairy Building cleanup project. On Thursday May 9, volunteers moved wood, window, and other items out of the 1855 Dairy Building and into a storage facility. Ceiling tiles in the southwest room in the DairyBuilding were removed. The plaster and lather ceiling in the lower middle room was also torn down. Wallpaper was removed from a Colony splatter painted wall, and general cleaning was completed.
The following Dahinda United Methodist Church members worked on this project: John Dennis, Nina Dennis, John Lindberg, Kendall Zehr, Kent Olinger, Julia Olinger, Dale Stephan, Norie Stephan, Harlan Nelson, Sally Nelson, and Marilyn Cole. The following Heritage volunteers also helped with the cleanup: Cheryl Dowell, Don Loveall, Bob VerHeecke, Eldon Menken, Vicki Massie, Warren Schulz, and Bill Owens.
Without the time and effort put in by the members of the Dahinda United Methodist Church and BHHA volunteers, this project would not have been completed in such a timely manner. Because of their assistance, the Heritage has taken another step toward renovating the interior of the DairyBuilding. The Bishop Hill Heritage Association thanks all these volunteers for their support.
A special thanks to the Filling Station for providing lunch for these hard working volunteers!