THE spade that was used to turn the first sod of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church before it was built in 1957 has been found at a garage sale in Adelaide.
It was taken to Adelaide in 1965 with Lawrence Paech, the secretary of the church building committee in 1957, and was forgotten about.
Mr Paech’s daughter, Elizabeth Schirmer and her husband, Martin Schirmer, a former pastor at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church decided to hold a garage sale in Adelaide late last year after going through her father’s shed.
“The spade was sold to a customer, who actually found the plaque on the spade and brought it back to the garage sale,” Mrs Schirmer said.
The man who used the spade to turn the first sod was Ernest Huf.
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