ORIGINALLY WRITTEN STAFF
The public is invited to a dedication ceremony and open house for the new U.S. Postal Service building from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 8, at 201 N. Main.
Master of ceremonies will be Postmaster Norman C. Bowie II.
The program, which starts at 9 a.m., will begin with an invocation from Tim Kliewer, pastor of Trinity Mennonite Church, Hillsboro, followed by the presentation of the U.S. flag by Hillsboro American Legion Post #366.
Loren Hiebert then will lead the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, Dana Sherrod and Martin Luther Bouwie will present a musical selection, Paul Epp, Chamber of Commerce president, will extend greetings and Mayor Delores Dalke will read a proclamation.
Following a prayer of dedication for the new facility by T.D. Sherrod and another musical selection by Dana Sherrod and Martin Luther Bouwie, Shirley Crane, manager of post office operations, will lead a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Ken Peterson, pastor of First Mennonite Church, Hillsboro will follow with the benediction.
The local post office staff opened operations in the new building Aug. 13. The facility will be open for public touring following the program.
Robert Vezeau and Theresa Cuellar were the project managers and Kent Foster of the Ken Ebert Design Group was the architect.
Refreshments will be served.