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Whiting Community Church http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/1049/all en 200-year-old Whiting church gets $4K surprise http://www.addisonindependent.com/201110200-year-old-whiting-church-gets-4k-surprise <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-9743" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201110200-year-old-whiting-church-gets-4k-surprise"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/whitingchurch4058.thumbnail.jpg" alt="whitingchurch4058.jpg" title="whitingchurch4058.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> WHITING COMMUNITY CHURCH Pastor Billy Jones recently received a $3,000 donation from an anonymous Oklahoma couple who stopped at the church while passing by. The donation, and many others collected during the church’s recent 200th anniversary celebration, will be used to fund some major renovation projects. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> WHITING &mdash; There&rsquo;s been a lot to celebrate recently at the Whiting Community Church, not the least of which was a series of large, unexpected anonymous donations.</p> <p class="Bodycopy"> To start with, there was the church&rsquo;s 200th birthday bash on Oct. 1, which drew more than 200 people despite rainy weather and raised $600.</p> <p class="Bodycopy"> People turned out to the 40-member church to eat, compete in three-legged races and a cross-cut saw tournament, attend services, bob for apples, watch the fireworks and, said Pastor Billy Jones, have a lot of fun.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/9735">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201110200-year-old-whiting-church-gets-4k-surprise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Whiting anniversary fundraising renovation Whiting Community Church Mon, 31 Oct 2011 16:00:01 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 9735 at http://www.addisonindependent.com