On Thursday, Calvary hosted a luncheon meeting of the Cass County Coalition of Chambers. It was held in our Student Life Center (new dining hall), and we received many compliments on the facility. Our own Joe Dapra prepared the delicious meal, and Dr. Cone was the main speaker at the event. He shared “Seven Tools to Enhance Your Industry” which included engagement opportunities between Calvary and our surrounding communities. 75 people attended the meeting representing businesses in Belton, Raymore, Peculiar, Pleasant Hill, Harrisonville, and other parts of Cass County.
Calvary has dreamed of a new dining hall for years now. On Monday, January 8, 2018, those dreams came to fruition!
On September 8, 2016, Calvary acquired the building which was formerly Turner’s German-American Hall. It is located just south of Calvary’s softball field near Eagle’s Landing Golf Course. The main goal was to remodel the space and move the dining hall to this new location.
The Student Life Center (new dining hall)
Joe’s Kitchen Opens for Business
While there are still a few tasks to accomplish before the remodeling project can be called “complete,” we were able to pass inspections and receive permission to begin serving meals when the students returned to campus for the new semester. On Wednesday, we had Chapel in the new dining hall and took time to praise and thank God for this building. Randy Grimm announced that the kitchen will be named “Joe’s Kitchen” in honor of Joe Dapra, who is faithfully serving as Director of Food Services for the twentieth school year. We look forward to many more chocolate chip cookies, eggs made to order, and Taco Tuesdays in this new facility!
We took time to praise and thank God for this building during Chapel on Wednesday.
Randy Grimm presented Joe Dapra, our Director of Food Services, with a mock-up of the sign that will designate “Joe’s Kitchen.”
Since the equipment for the serving line has not arrived yet, students served themselves on Wednesday.
You Can Help
Besides the modern kitchen and spacious eating area, we are also excited about the potential for hosting special events in this building. This year’s Alumni Phone-a-thon will fund the purchase of a sound system, multimedia screen, and projector to be used at these events. If you are interested in contributing to this project, click here.
On Tuesday Calvary hosted the Belton Chamber of Commerce for a luncheon in our Student Life Center. Our own Joe Dapra prepared the food, and Dr. Skip Hessel, our Chief Development Officer, gave a presentation on intergenerational management. He shared behavior characteristics of the different age groups and the most common issues in managing multiple generations within the workforce. Events like this one are a fantastic way to build relationships and promote Calvary. It is our pleasure to be a part of this community and to serve local businesses in this way.
Dr. Skip Hessel speaks to the Belton Chamber of Commerce.