Raphael Revella, program manager at Helderberg Haven
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The impetus for the project came when Mary Jo Mckeon, a retired librarian, noticed some of the town’s signs in disrepair.
A back-door entrance to the Helderberg Evangelical Lutheran Church accesses three rooms where second-hand items for the home are sold for low prices on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Loneliness and depression are realities for some elderly people, and caregivers can be strained for others. A church hall in Berne is planned as a place where people who need help can go for social interaction and care.
Pastor Wendy Cook has a simple desire to see Berne residents express themselves for a public installation of art in the rural town.
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