By Treena Mielke
There’s lots of hammering, sawing and banging going on at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Rimbey and the noise and commotion is a good thing.
The hall is a hub of activity as volunteers from Jehovah churches in the southern area congregate to complete major renovations to the Rimbey hall.
Ron Adams, an elder in the congregation, said about 80 volunteers coming from as far away as Lethbridge and Taber gathered Sept. 14 to begin the work and he expected that number to almost double the next day.
Volunteers will work hard to replace the roofing, renovate the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. Carpet, tile and wallpaper, sinks and countertops will also be refurbished.
Adams said the church, which was built 21 years ago, has been in constant use and it’s time for renovations.
He noted that such a project is much cheaper if volunteers are willing to help.
Helping out and giving unselfishly of their time and talents is the philosophy of the religion, he said.
“We have had brothers go all over the world; into Central America, Africa; wherever the need is.”
Adams said renovations were expected be completed by Sept. 18.
“It will depend on the weather.”