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PHOTOS: First Presbyterian unveils $4.5 million church renovations

Friday, May 29, 2009 | 7:33 p.m. CDT
From left, chair of the Columbia Ambassadors Rollie Hausman looks on as Mark Crawford and Allan Moore cut the ceremonial ribbon during the introduction of the newly renovated First Presbyterian Church of Columbia. Moore served as chair of the building committee for the $4.5 million renovation, while Crawford's construction company provided the labor services.

COLUMBIA — First Presbyterian Church of Columbia unveiled its newly renovated house of worship to the public at 4:30 p.m. Friday with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The ceremony was followed by an open house reception featuring the live music of Boonville duo Cathy and Dave.

The $4.5 million renovation aimed to increase both handicap accessibility and the size of the fellowship hall. The new addition also offers a large space for the church to conduct its new blended service, Executive Administrative Assistant Chrissy Jones said.

 

 

Boonville duo Cathy Barton Para, rear left, and husband Dave Para provide live music during an open house hosted by the First Presbyterian Church of Columbia to celebrate the church's new renovations.
Deborah Chance, left, and husband Tom Mawhinney of Columbia enjoy the live music of Boonville duo Cathy and Dave during an open house hosted by First Presbyterian Church of Columbia. The reception was held to celebrate the church's new renovations; Chance and Mawhinney are members of the First Presbyterian congregation.

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