by Marilyn Morgan
REPUBLIC, Wash., December 30, 2014 - Thanks to 26 people, 10 days, about $40,000 and the Lord's blessing, the new building at the Sheridan Meadows campground in Republic, Wash., stands ready for electrical and plumbing installation, wallboard and kitchen cupboards.
Measuring 33 feet by 74 feet, the building includes a kitchen and dining area. Leon Anderson, crew foreman, supervised the work, and he marveled at the willingness and cooperation of the volunteers who came from local churches as well as from Pendleton, Ore., and Brewster and Tonasket, Wash.
Numerous miracles occurred during the building's construction, such as getting the trusses early. Before Anderson even asked, he received a call from the company saying the trusses were ready just when needed. A volunteer hauled a needed tractor to the site, and another helper donated all the metal trim for the building. For the first week Marjorie and Dick Smith provided lunch for the workers, and in the second week Marie Anderson did.
Robin Marsh chairs the campground committee, Darlene Clark from Republic, Wash., is the secretary, and Michelle Kinnel from Chewelah, Wash., serves as treasurer.