Mayor Abramson delivered his final State of the City address last week to the Rotary Club. His speech maintained a hopeful tone, but one project in particular helped the Mayor keep his faith in the city: The Church.
Over the years, I’ve seen them change lives and the face of our city—a new city with a new spirit that doesn’t stop at the county line or the river’s edge.
I thought of that spirit recently as I drove by a beautiful century-old church on East Main Street where construction is under way. Next to the dumpster out front, a huge sign reads: “And they said it didn’t have a prayer.”
For years, it had stood empty. Soon it will be housing. To tackle such a challenge in this economic climate, took vision and courage and perhaps, most importantly, faith.
We have tackled many challenges in this community that some folks said didn’t have a prayer.
Together, we have tackled many challenges in this community that some folks said didn’t have a prayer.
Together we will tackle more in the future.