Until last week, the new Shenandoah Terrace site looked like a plain, grassy lot. It was a nice lot, sure, with lovely trees nearby and blue skies overhead, but there were few signs of dramatic change in its future.
Mere miles from the lot, though, plans were well underway for the construction of Shenandoah Terrace. And on May 26, the changes officially began over at the site. That afternoon, we gathered a small crowd to proudly break ground on our new building! Along with their guests, we were pleased to host officials from the town of New Market, staff from Shenandoah Place, and representatives from BB&T and Evermore Construction, among others.
It was a beautiful afternoon. Owners Marvin Griffin, Mark Griffin, and Paul Griffin manned the shovels, while Pastor Buz Menhardt said a prayer for the project. We celebrated with cookies and conversation, and also enjoyed a thoughtful "thank you" speech from Paul.
Our three shovels were a wonderful beginning for Shenandoah Terrace construction, but they're just the tip of the iceberg. During the groundbreaking, a skid-steer loader waited nearby to continue the job, while attendees had a look at the detailed plans for our facility.
We are thrilled that Shenandoah Terrace is taking shape, and look forward to updating you on the progress of construction. Please check back frequently for news as the building process moves forward.
Professional photographs of the groundbreaking were taken by Swartz Photography.