Sisters will have a warm winter thanks to the DRA

Thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Dubuque Racing Association (DRA)/Mystique Casino, over 30 religious sisters from Vietnam will be cozy warm this winter in their rooms at Megan Hall.
 
Forty energy efficient windows were purchased and installed this summer with the help of funds from the DRA.
 
The sisters won't be cold any more thanks to the new windows~
    These sisters won't be cold any longer now
    that new windows have been installed in
    their building!
 
Vietnamese sisters enjoy the new windows in Megan hall
 

The old windows are being replaced with double hung replacement windows. Once all of the windows are replaced, it is expected that the heating and cooling of Megan Hall will be much more efficient, which in turn will reduce the college's energy bills.  Not to mention the improved comfort of the sisters who are not yet used to cold winters in Iowa.

Out of a total of 66 windows in Megan Hall, 16 still need replacing. It is believed that the last time the windows were replaced was sometime in the early 1960s with single pane glass and no storm windows.

Megan Hall, located on the north end of the Divine Word College campus, was built circa 1920 as a barracks for cadets at the then newly established Epworth Military Academy. The building is now used as a dormitory for religious sisters attending Divine Word College.

 

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