Elim Pentecostal purchases Central School | DrumhellerMail
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Elim Pentecostal purchases Central School


   Elim Pentecostal Church’s $100,000 purchase of Central School from Golden Hills School Division was approved  by the division on Tuesday afternoon, and the church hopes to receive the keys next week.

    “We’re stoked for it, it’s been a lot of work to get to the place we’re at now,” says Elim Pentecostal’s pastor Daniel Dannhauer, adding they still have legal hurdles to jump but says they are probably about three weeks away from officially controlling the vacant school.
    He says now the church will be busy preparing for a grand opening planned for September long weekend. Along with leasing out space in Central School, the church plans to open a daycare service, Christian bookstore, classroom, and meeting and gymnasium space. Dannhauer says there are a number of repairs needed on the building, included a leaky roof and two boilers in need of maintenance.
    “Some minor adjustments need to be made,” he said. The church is already starting to clean up the space.
    Bids for Central School, which sat vacant after renovations on the Drumheller Valley Secondary School were completed in January, opened  in May.
    After experiencing substancial growth in the last number of years, Elim Pentecostal Church says they have recognized a need for a larger facility.

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