September 23, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CDT
Washington Elbert has been a member of St. Paul's AME Church for fifty years. Elbert waits to have his portrait taken with his wife for the fundraiser on Sept. 22.
"I've been coming to this church since 1957," Elbert said. "And not too much has changed. Older people pass on and younger ones join. I do wish we had more young ones."

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