By NECIA SEAMONS
Citizen staff writer
Topped by a star that hasn’t graced the Oneida Stake Academy for longer than the half century its stone gable was missing, the academy’s new gable is now in place.
Beginning just after 9 a.m. Wednesday, Kepco’s crews raised the first of three sections that make up the new front to make sure it would fit as intended. After shaving a little off the academy’s roofline, it did, and the crowd of approximately 75 assembled to watch, raised a cheer.
Preston City accommodated the event by closing one half of First East at Oneida, where folks assembled to watch the 16 ton stone structure installed. It was crafted from stone cut from the academy’s original quarry by Keith Mackay of State Stone in the Salt Lake City area.
Nathan Hale, chairman of the Oneida Stake Academy Foundation, expressed appreciation to the engineers, craftsmen, sponsors and supporters that made the beautiful gable a reality.
Read more on the event in Wednesday’s print edition of the Preston Citizen.
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