McCreary Church Members Vow to Rebuild

For 100 years the building has stood on a McCreary County hillside. For the last 50 it's been a church. Members have come and gone and in recent years less than ten people gathered there to worship. But for people like Violet Boyatt it's more than just a church.

“You know that's home to all of us because I remember as far back as a child, that's where I grew up in Church,” said Boyatt.

Members are saddened their little piece of history is gone. Down, but not defeated. They're going to rebuild, but they need money. A telethon will ask viewers of cable channel two to give.

“And I hope they will dig deep and try to help us, because if they were in our shoes we would help them too,” Boyatt said.

Kentucky state police have already ruled the cause of the fire as electrical, but church members say they can't believe that. They believe it was intentionally set.

“I think it was arson. Myself, that's my thinking. I think they should investigate to know if we've got someone brave enough to burn our church, they could burn others,” said Boyatt.

Someone broke into the church three months ago and set a small fire then.

“And I don't want them to investigate for us. It wouldn't do us any good. It's for the churches and others it would help.”

The telethon on MBR-TV cable channel 2 airs Saturday from 1 to 5.


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