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Caretakers Hope to Restore Rocky Methodist Church

The Rocky Methodist Church is more than a century old and caretakers would like to restore the building so that it can last another hundred years. The building is quite full of history and memories and is still in use today. The church has seen weddings, funerals, meetings, fellowships, and decorations, as it overlooks the cemetery that sits next to it. It has weathered storms and has been a part of many lives in the Rocky Community.

Paula Cox said that many people donate to the cemetery to insure it is properly taken care of, however, many don’t realize that those donations are for the cemetery only. The last time the church received a donation was in 2009, and it was $50, not quite enough to stretch very far. That’s why the church is now asking for help.

The church is in need of structural support and a new roof, repairs that have been estimated at $12,000. They are hoping to raise the money quickly so the repairs can be made as soon as possible. A fund has been set up at Union Bank to receive donations and Cox said that any donations would be greatly appreciated. You can make a deposit at any Union Bank location or mail to: Rocky Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Union Bank, P.O. Box 898 Mena, AR 71953.

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