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Effort under way to save historic church

ROCK HILL, Mo. (AP) - Supporters of an historic St. Louis-area church are hoping to raise about $900,000 by April to move and repair it and a neighboring structure.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/wuiIR1) reports that the effort is under way to save Rock Hill Church, built in the St. Louis County community in 1845. Otherwise, it could be demolished to make way for a gas station and convenience store.

About three dozen supporters of the church held a candlelight vigil Sunday night to try and draw attention to the plight of the church that they say has played a significant role in Rock Hill history. After all, the city was named for it.

Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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