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At the ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Meditation Garden at St. Luke's Church in New Richmond, participants (left to right) were Steve and Lori Kromrey, owners of Lake Kountry Nursery; Steve Kromrey, Jr.; office professional Mary Pat Geddes and financial consultant Jesse Kvitek with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans; Dave Thiel, chairman of the board of elders for St. Luke's; Jean Needham, director of development for Westfields Hospital; and Pastor Matt Hein.

St. Luke's Church begins work on healing, meditation garden


A well-known statue is finding a new home across the street from Westfields Hospital.

The Healing Hands sculpture, which sat in the lobby of the New Richmond hospital for more than a decade, will be the focal point of a new Meditation Garden being installed by St. Luke's Lutheran Church.

A special groundbreaking ceremony was held Aug. 22 to kick off the project and landscaping crew members wasted no time in getting the work underway.

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