Hay Long Hall
Here she is in her current state. Our design plan is to feel our way through the process one step at a time to reveal her natural beauty while maintaining the stories she reveals in her patina. We will plant new plants, paint on a fresh coat of paint and fortify the walls. Hoping you like the rest as it is. We don’t want to change her, just help her be the most beautiful version of herself that she can be!
Foyer at the Hall
Flowers welcomed guests to a recent Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce Host of the Town event. Standing room only for lunch that day!
Pardon Our Mess!
Will hearts full and budgets tight, Hay Long Hall is undergoing a slow steady rehab. We are too excited to wait for perfection to get started. So we invite you to get to know us in all our phases. Just know that you’re always welcome and what we may lack in polish we will make up for in hospitality!
In a last minute push for our Evening at the Opry event, local residents joined in our “stained glass” craft project to add to the ambience. But for the community in Mount Pleasant, Hay Long Hall would not be possible. Thank you to all our neighbors for their continued and timely support!
Professor & the Bull
Two of the Mid South’s most charming entertainers are Professor and the Bull. With wholesome charm and upbeat old time charm these talented men transport us to a time of days gone by long before they were even born! Featured here performing to a nearly full house. They will be invited back and you’re encouraged to join them upon their return!
The Japanese word “Shiseido” means to be born in this hall and to grow. In many ways, this church is new to me and yet feels entirely like home. In reaching for this opportunity, I feel newly positioned to grow here. Beyond my own personal growth, it is my hope to support musicians, actors, newlyweds, families, the community and all who pass through these doors in their growth and enrichment. Have you ever attended service or an event here? We’d like to hear about it! Please reach out through social media, email, phone or drop in and share your story. I’d like to know how we’re doing and how it was done before.
The Floor Before
Need I say More?
I wept before we even made it to this stage. After the first sanding, floor wizard Ricky Howell discovered these were Red Hart Pine Floors. THANKFULLY, he convinced me not to stain them but rather just to seal them. Shown wet, here, the dried finish isn’t shiny but it is SO BEAUTIFUL! We’re making progress!
Art from the Heart
In the wee hours of the night, as I was searching for a logo design idea (and wishing I spent more time in graphic design class), I received a text from a dear family friend who has often doubled as an angel and a blessing. Here is what she sent!