Friday, December 29, 2023

Top Ten: Mary


Sometimes, you can find a glimmer of hope in a sea of despair.

Fire destroyed the former St. Hedwig's Church in Edwardsville in February.  I was working on a follow up story the next day as members of the Edwardsville DPW, a tow truck company, and the demolition contractor worked to get a statue of Mary out of harm's way.  A DPW worker told me several people in the neighborhood pleaded to save the statue.

I'm happy I was there when it happened.

I should add, that when I put this on the blog and social media, hits went through the roof.  The story really resonated with viewers.