Construction Begins at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Grade School

 

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(Photo Credit: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Facebook)

Work is moving forward on the new building for Our Lady of Mt Carmel grade school in Herrin. The groundbreaking ceremony took place yesterday and students were present to shovel the first patch of dirt. The parish pastor for the school told WSIL TV that the school raised about half of the $6 million needed to pay for the building. Local businesses have also made donations, some as much as $100,000. This project is expected to take a year and a half to complete.