David Windham Construction Inc. is set to help unveil the new 12,850 square-foot sanctuary and school building at First Baptist Church of Gillette.
First Baptist Church of Gillette's origin dates back to 1850, and first became organized in 1868.
The new sanctuary building is a state-of the-art design, complete with the latest technology available. It will house a nursery center, several Sunday school classrooms, a dedicated choir room, a Fellowship Hall, and a kitchen/serving area.
The new building is also home to the Family Life Community School, a K-12 Christian School, which meets 3 days a week.
The Windham Construction team began the work last fall.
The church, 3301 97th St E, Palmetto, is near Parrish. A dedication ceremony will be held Oct. 5 at 10:30 a.m.
Fridays new owner to sell corporate locations
The new owners of Carrollton, Texas-based TGI Fridays, announced a program Friday to sell most of the 247 company-owned and operated locations in the U.S. to "highly-experienced franchise operators."
Owned for years by Minneapolis-based Carlson, the casual dining pioneer was sold earlier this year to investors Sentinel Capital Partners and TriArtisan Capital Partners.
New and current franchisees will be offered the opportunity to buy groups of restaurants in exchange for a commitment to speed up the timetable to revamp existing restaurants and build new ones.
The nationwide re-imaging program began two years ago and so far includes 93 U.S. locations.
Fridays has about 900 locations globally, including about 500 in the U.S.
Economy's Q2 rebound was even faster than thought
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy's bounce-back
last quarter from a dismal winter was even faster than previously thought, a sign that growth will likely remain solid for rest of the year.
The economy as measured by gross domestic product grew at a 4.6 percent annual rate in the April-June quarter, the Commerce Department said Friday. It was the fastest pace in more than two years and higher than the government's previous estimate of 4.2 percent.
The upward revision reflected stronger-than-expected business investment and exports last quarter.
The healthy second-quarter growth marked a sharp rebound from the January-March quarter, when the economy shrank at a 2.1 percent rate in the midst of a brutal winter that idled factories and kept consumers at home.
Herald staff and wire reports