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200-year-old Whiting church gets $4K surprise

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Posted on October 31, 2011 |
By Andrea Suozzo



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WHITING COMMUNITY CHURCH Pastor Billy Jones recently received a $3,000 donation from an anonymous Oklahoma couple who stopped at the church while passing by. The donation, and many others collected during the church’s recent 200th anniversary celebration, will be used to fund some major renovation projects. Independent photo/Trent Campbell

WHITING — There’s been a lot to celebrate recently at the Whiting Community Church, not the least of which was a series of large, unexpected anonymous donations.

To start with, there was the church’s 200th birthday bash on Oct. 1, which drew more than 200 people despite rainy weather and raised $600.

People turned out to the 40-member church to eat, compete in three-legged races and a cross-cut saw tournament, attend services, bob for apples, watch the fireworks and, said Pastor Billy Jones, have a lot of fun.

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