Local 5K benefits rebuild of historic church that burned down

Published: Feb. 1, 2020 at 5:37 PM CST
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Saturday the 2nd annual "Chase Your Shadow" 5K Fun Run was held by the Mooreville Methodist Church.

Last year organizers called the event a success, but just days after an unexpected turn of events.

"We had a fire and lost our entire church sanctuary," says Judy Davis the church's Treasurer.

The historic church had stood for 108 years, before catching fire overnight back on February 7th of last year.

"It was traumatic seeing the church in flames," says Davis.

However the community has come together in the months since.

Davis says the church is planning to rebuild the sanctuary in the coming months, thanks to fundraiser like the 5K.

"I thought we were a neat group before but this past year has been amazing," she says.

The church says they hope to gather remaining funds to break ground by this upcoming Spring.