In case you haven't seen any Big Sky correspondence lately, I would like to officially invite everyone to our groundbreaking celebration on May 5, 2018. The day will kick off with the 2nd annual 5k fun run in the morning at 8 am. The 1-mile race will follow at 10 am with a free lunch at 12:30. The groundbreaking celebration will take place at 2:30 p.m. followed by all kinds of activities and games from 3-4:30.
I can honestly say that I have never taken part in a groundbreaking celebration, so I went to the place you learn all true facts. Wikipedia taught me that groundbreaking is usually attended by dignitaries and businessmen and it is a celebration of the first day of construction. Apparently, the shovel used during groundbreaking is supposed to be kept for later display. I can’t make any promises that our groundbreaking will be attended by dignitaries or that we will even keep the shovel for display (we are on a budget after all). However, I can promise you that Big Sky’s groundbreaking for the new facility will be a worship service to our Father in heaven. It will involve praising His name for how He has chosen to use Big Sky in the past, praying to Him that He will provide for the project and see it through and asking Him to use the facility to further His kingdom. It will be a celebration with all that love the Lord and have a heart for the ministry at Big Sky. Please join us – after all, lunch is free. Did I mention this is a fundraiser as well?
What to Expect?
One of my goals as we get into this massive project is to keep everyone as updated as possible and to be crystal clear about everything involved in this project from finances to the construction time line. I have been asked at various times when we are going to start building. If I have learned anything thus far from a project of this scope, it is that a lot has to happen before you start building! Therefore, our goal for actually starting the dining room foundation is spring of 2019. For 2018, we will busy with finishing engineering, permits, architectural plans, site preparation, tree cutting, road building, etc. We will be running a camp as well during that time!
Frankly, we may be pushing the whole groundbreaking thing a bit, but we do desire to convey our seriousness about the project and the need for it as well. Big Sky’s summer is chocked full with kids and there are not many beds left open from June-August, so we want to do something about it!
If you have any questions about this facility, the groundbreaking, fundraising, etc., we would love to hear from you! Feel free to email me at [email protected]. We are also looking for individuals who are interested in this project and would like to help us continue to raise funds!
We will see you in May!