The Parish Life Committee at St. Alphonsus Parish in Auburn is selling wooden “ledge sitters” to raise money for the parish.
The ledge sitters are thick, flat pieces of wood that have been painted with the image of St. Alphonsus Church, the parish center and St. Joseph’s School. The back of each ledge sitter features a brief history of the three buildings. Ledge sitters may be purchased at the parish rectory for $20.
The ledge sitters were designed by The Cat’s Meow, a company which has designed ledge-sitter replicas of other Auburn buildings, including St. Mary’s Church, the Willard Chapel and the Phoenix Building. The company designed the ledge sitters from a photograph provided by the parish.
The ledge-sitters have been well-received so far, and the parish sold nearly 30 the first weekend they were on sale, said Adelaide Hutson, liturgy and faith-formation coordinator at the parish. Ledge sitters have become fairly popular, and many people collect these wooden replicas of places where they’ve lived, worked, visited or gone to school, she added.
For more information or to order a St. Alphonsus ledge sitter, contact the parish at 315/252-7261.