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Chestnut Creek Heritage Chapel receives donation

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Senior Staff Writer

The Chestnut Creek Heritage Chapel has received a donation of $500 to help fix siding on the front of the building.

Ola Taylor of Chestnut Creek Heritage Center said the siding had become worn with age and high winds have pulled siding on the front of the building loose.

“We’ve been patching it since we owned the building and have realized it’s time to replace the old,” Taylor said. “Fortunately, only the front needs replacing because the sides are still OK.”

She said she expected that the repairs would be made on Feb. 4.

The donation was presented by Rachel Giles on behalf of community members who had worked to raise funds to save the Verbena Gazebo.

When saving the gazebo at the location it was on was no longer an option, funds remained in the account.

The money had been raised at a Photos with Santa event in 2017, organized by Allison Weir Hamilton.

Mary Weir, who collected the funds from the event, said Taylor Brook Kohn, Pat Barefield, Oak Grove Church, Chilton County Peach Queens and the late Jud Messer contributed to putting on the event.