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Weather Damage Fixed at Boys Town

​​This article was posted July 14, 2016 on

It took two years but the weather damage done to a Boys Town church has been undone. A crane restored the copper top on Thursday.

The dome itself was repaired. The cross was replaced.

We're told that after a morning mass members of the church were given a chance to touch the piece before it was put back in place.

Thomas Lynch, Boys Town’s Director of Community Programs, said, “Father Flanagan said our chapel was a prayer in stone and to our boys and girls it's a very important chapel. So having it restored to its original state keeps that closer link to Father Flanagan and our mission to save Boys Town of saving children."

Dowd chapel, where the repairs were done, has been the center of the village of Boys Town for more than 60 years.