L-r, Joanne Frantz and Mary Usher, welcoming committee; Marlin Gatty, Janet Temple, the Rev. Don Haulman and Zelda Stewart, first signed residents; the Rev. Fred Bigelow and Ray Confer, resident council. In middle, rear, Mark Pile, Diakon president/CEO, and at right, Robert Musser and Scott Habecker.
Four of the first new residents in an expansion of independent living homes at Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village turned over ground today to mark the symbolic start of construction.