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Restoring 1911 Gold Dome On Central Christian Church

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Many have looked at the dome on top of Central Christian Church all of their lives, considering it's been there since 1911, at the corner of East Main and Maney Avenue.

Church Pastor Steven Odom explained, "Over the years, the dome, made of galvanized tin sheets over a formed wooden structure, has suffered lightning strikes, a fire, countless hail storms, boys taking potshots at pigeons with .22 rifles, etc."

He noted that the dome has been black, silver, and lately a gold metallic auto paint.

Odom said, "But after a 103 years, the dome needs something more than patching." 

Central Christian Church is preparing for a $100,000 dome renovation project, and Odom commented that the small congregation is nearly two-thirds of the way toward reaching its goal.  

The renovation includes an entirely new skin, repairing the interior structure and closing various siding and flashing gaps that have allowed gradual water deterioration.

The minister of the Disciples of Christ congregation said fund raising to cover the final third of the investment begins with a rummage sale at 7:00 o'clock Saturday morning, August 9th. Odom concluded, "With the cooperation of the weather, the parking lot will be roped off and filled with tables of treasures--including books, clothes, toys, household goods, lots of Coca-Cola memorabilia (a thirty year collection from a member's attic) and other goodies."

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