Jerry and Candy (Toschi) Pitts have
made a tremendous donation to the community of Franklin. The
Franklin Catholic Church is in disrepair and will be torn down. Jerry
and Candy have donated everything we want of the building. This gift to
our Community is wonderful. We can never thank them enough.
The brick will be used to make a memorial sign and historical display
at the future walking park. The park will be located at the old hall
site. The Arma Boy Scout Troop will soon start on the walking
park project. Don Lipasek has volunteered his time and talent to
restore the interior items from the church so they may be used in the
new community hall. Scott Crain of Pittsburg has volunteered to
build the signs at the new community park. The concrete items
removed from the face of the church will be incorporated into the
signs. As plans progress there will be more information on this
If you are willing to help with any of the projects please send
me an e-mail. As you can see from the pictures this was no small task.
The items were very heavy but with the help of this caring group
we were able to salvage everything with not one item being damaged.
The community of Franklin owes a great debt to the Toschi/Pitts
family for their kind donation to the community and to this group of
men who spent many hours removing
the items. The items could have been sold but through the
Toschi/Pitts generosity these historical items will always remain a
part of the community of Franklin. Future generations will have
the opportunity to see and touch these items and feel the spirit that
lives on in Franklin.
June 21, 2004: Remaining
interior items removed June 25, 2004: Historical items removed from exterior of
church August 23, 2004:
of demolition of church August 24, 2004:
Bell tower comes down August 25-27: Remains
of church are moved from site
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