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10/15/06-Hawkins

Hawkins Church Celebrates 133rd Birthday

A Hawkins church celebrated a big birthday today.   Center United Methodist Church was founded in 1873. That makes it 133 years old. The 32-member church has been home to seven generations of the congregation.  The building, which was originally a log cabin, was bought for $6.

During today's celebration, candles were lit to honor those who kept the church going through the years. "We think about how God has brought us so far and some of the struggles we've gone through over existing this long and yet we're so thankful God has blessed us all of these years," said long-time church member Varie Walton.  

A memorial wall was also dedicated after services, honoring the founding fathers of the church.

Bob Hallmark, Reporting.  bhallmark@kltv.com

  

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