When winter break begins at Hartland and students leave for canvassing and mission trips, the work continues, and the various departments buzz with activity. This winter break, long-awaited renovations progressed rapidly with the aid of students who remained on campus.
Following much-needed work in the men’s dormitories, our Plant Services directors turned their attention to reorganizing the auto shop, establishing a storage building, an office, and a meeting/planning room for Plant Services, and an adequate, organized storage and maintenance facility for the Groundskeeping Department.
Next, they focused on the college kitchen and cafeteria, where much of the commercial-grade equipment had been in use for decades and was presenting challenges. A new baking oven has been installed, as well as a steamer, which is now in use almost daily. A new dishwasher is in the works. The dishwashing, serving, and dining areas were deep cleaned and painted, bright LED lighting installed overhead, and a salad cooler installed for the salad bar, making for an inviting presentation of vegetables from our farm.
Improvements have begun at the farm as well, thanks to a generous donor who provided materials for greenhouse repair and another who gave the produce-washing area a nice concrete floor. Plans are also underway for a covered area to process and store firewood.
We wish to thank all who have given to Hartland’s Restore and Repair Fund, which has made these essential renovations possible. God has blessed your gifts, and we pray His blessing upon each of you.