MADISON – On Wednesday June 18, St. Catherine’s Village had a non-traditional groundbreaking for an expansion to Campbell Cove, the Alzheimers care unit at the retirement facility founded by the Dominican Sisters. Bishop Joseph Kopacz blessed containers of dirt which were then added to a tree that will be planted in the St. Catherine‘s memory garden. Current Campbell Cove residents made the flowers hung in the tree to honor a memory special to them. The unit, which has already served more than 200 people, is presently full. Village residents and area donors have made the expansion possible.
Groundbreaking participants (l-r) Billy Ware, president of Mid State Construction; Jessica Warren, CDFL Architects and Engineers, PA; Bishop Kopacz, Claude Harbarger, president of St. Dominic Health Services; Mary Hawkins Butler, Madison Mayor; Mrs. and Mr. Dudley Huges, residents; Nora Walker, residents’ council president; Sr. Dorothea Sondgeroth, OP, associate executive director of the St. Dominic Health Services Foundation; Sonny Stone, chair of St. Catherine’s Village Board of Directors and Mary Margaret Judy, executive director of St. Catherine’s Village; shovel soil into a tree planter at Campbell Cove, June 18. (Photo by Maureen Smith)