Willow Valley Chapel moved to new home

Lancaster

It was a massive move, but the Willow Valley Chapel in West Lampeter Township has a new home.

Crews moved the 250-ton structure about 1,000 feet using specialized technology, essentially putting it on wheels and using a joystick and GPS.

“They’re using remote-controlled GPS navigated devices, using hydraulic power to move this. There’s no electric involved,” project manager Chris Readinger said.

The chapel has hosted hundreds of weddings since opening in 1997. Its new location should expand options as a wedding venue.

Officials are planning for a reopening in September.

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