For several years, the Property Committee has worked with Facilities staff to resolve a water leak outside the front Reception entry affecting the interior Parlor hallway area below. Sinking brick pavement was identified early in the review with continued study for repair options. Excavation required for repairs and other items were reviewed by the Property and Finance Committees along with the Diaconate as to the need and feasibility of this project. The project includes: a redesign of an existing handicap ramp at the Sanctuary curb and the addition of a new ramp allowing for those needing better access; a covered entry to the front Reception doorway designed to allow for a more protected entry from inclement weather and southern sun exposure; sconce lighting along with planters and new signage. Enhanced security measures are also being addressed. Signs during construction regarding weekday access are in place with the need for individuals to plan for entry through the Rotunda and Fellowship Hall doorways. Sunday access to the Sanctuary through the Narthex doors will be as usual. Thank you for your patience as work moves forward next week.
An exciting new activity area will be constructed by the contractor on site for the work at the Front Reception entry project. Gaga is a fast-paced, high energy sport played in in an octagonal pit. It is the latest and greatest fun outdoor activity played in a below-the-knee dodgeball style. The court will be located on the lower AYMC circle and provided in honor of our children and youth as we celebrate the tenth anniversary of the AYMC. For information on use of the Gaga Pit, please contact Mary Carol Anderson or Will Raybon.
—Janice Johnson, Grounds Committee Chair

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