Renewal in Progress

Approximately twenty years ago generous of enthusiastic retreatants cooperated in a project to refresh the interior space of OLC room by room. Now it is 2016 and this generation’s dedicated Retreat League members are at it again. One of their first actions has been to contact as many as possible of the earlier donors to thank them for their contribution and solicit their continuing support.

The current effort has a theme: elegant simplicity. Its focus is the refreshment and renewal of the dorm rooms. Donations are being received and a band of experienced shoppers has been seeking and successfully finding some great deals. Existing furnishings are being reevaluated, replaced if necessary, perhaps relocated. New lamps and clocks are part of the plan for each room. The goal is to create a space of beauty, harmony and peace for each new occupant.

While the project is centered on the dorm wings, our volunteers have refused to let their visions and their dreams be so confined. The results of the push to renew and refresh are to be seen throughout the house, notably in the breakout rooms, including the new one on the site of the old gift shop. (We have already reported about the new gift shop.)

The transformation is scheduled to be nearly complete by August 10, the date of the promoters’ meeting. That would be a good occasion for a preview.

Thanks to all who have assisted in any way. We still have one outstanding need. Can anyone help us to locate a twin bed with mattress and box spring in good (as close to new) condition?