Posted: Mar 23, 2013 2:31 PM by Judy Slate - MTN News
BOZEMAN - It's been nearly seven months since fire ripped through Heritage Christian School on Durston Street.
The blaze caused extensive damage forcing the school to hold classes in a temporary campus south of town.
Now, the gymnasium is nearly demolished as construction crews prepare to rebuild the gym. The new gym is slated to be completed in August, with classes beginning August 25.
School administrators say the fire has actually been a positive experience.
"The person who did this tried to destroy something but God used it for something good, we have more unity than we've ever had in the past.... God has just led us all the way through it." said Gerry Goede, Heritage Christian Co-administrator.
Construction costs are mostly being covered by insurance, with about $200,000 not covered. including a sprinkler system that being installed.
The school is planning several fundraisers in the coming weeks including a garage sale Saturday, as well as a tele-a-thon and bike-a-thon. An open house at the temporary campus is planned for Tuesday March 26th.