Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Our maintenance crew had their annual holiday dinner. Many times in the past they had a wild game feed. I’m not sure if they weren’t successful hunters this year, or didn’t want to cook and do dishes, but this year they decided to go to a local restaurant for a salad, soup and some good South Dakota beef. The occasion gave the opportunity for us to thank them for all they do. While the students are gone, instead of vacation, this will be on of the busier and more productive times for them. They can get into the homes and school and work uninterrupted. The have to pull/run a lot of wire in the school and work on an overhaul of the heating system.
With the chance for extra work, we also brought on five college students who worked for us over the summer. They will do some of the dirty and tedious jobs, dismantling and hauling away an old boiler, and helping with remodeling. Three are sons of our staff. One of our helpers, Stefen, is an alumni of St. Joseph’s Indian School who just finished his frist semester at South Dakota State University. Stefen, adjusted quite well to college, and said that St. Joseph’s had prepared him well.