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Playhouses built


The St. Joseph Cohort, consisting of thirty young people and supervisors from Atlanta, Georgia, arrived in McCreary County earlier this month as part of a week-long domestic mission trip.  The group, divided into six teams, spent the week working on three projects.  In addition to helping one McCreary County resident with drywall and another with placing siding on his home, the young people built two outdoor playhouses for homes occupied by the families of local children. Supervisor Pete Radosta commented on the group’s stay in McCreary County. “My satisfaction is multi-layered and comes from helping a family and actually seeing something built,” Radosta shared.  “It’s also a great feeling to teach the kids something new and to help them grow as individuals as well as a team.” While in McCreary County, the group visited local sites such as Cumberland Falls, Yahoo Falls, and Mushroom Rock.  They also enjoyed the Dairy Bar and going to Kroger’s for groceries.  The team purchased their building materials and groceries locally during their visit to McCreary County. The St. Joseph Cohort works in conjunction with St. Mary’s Outreach and the Good Shepherd Mission.  This is the Cohort’s third year in McCreary County working with home repair and the Christmas Appalachia Child Outreach.

Photo by Eugenia Jones

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