June 1, 2021

Unique Hobby “Branches” Out

By Jessica Wald

It all started with one gift for his wife and branched out and reached the interest of others. 

Tony Braun, Napoleon, decided to make a special gift for his wife, Barb in 2016, using a piece of wood from an altar from the former St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, which was demolished in 1969 in Napoleon. 

He then placed a crucifix, which was blessed in Rome by Pope Francis, onto the wooden altar piece and engraved a special saying on the front and an engraved...


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