The picture (right) shows Bill Gnodtke's wife Pam, a second cousin of him, that lives in Scharnitz, Kurt Virkus (right side), the Priest Franciszek Pudlewski and Bill Gnodtke when they were handing over the window money in February 2007.
Bill Gnodtke from Charlevoix
in Michigan/USA said:
... My wife Pam and I
took 13 of my cousins on a Route to our Roots trip in 2002. It was the next year at
our family reunion that we, my cousins and I, first discussed doing
something to help stop the deterioration. Pam and I were back in Gross Tuchen in 2005 and first met the
new priest. He let us view the old church records and arranged for a
custodian to get a key and let us in the church. They had put in three
windows at that time. When we got back from that trip I contacted the
cousins and said that I had found the project, raising the rest of the money
for the windows. They agreed.