COTTONWOOD -- There was plenty of reason for celebration Sunday. Verde Valley Presbyterian Church Pastor Naomi Barcanic and members of the church congregation fired up the grill to celebrate the end of an obligation, by burning the mortgage on the church building.
Pastor Naomi explains that the congregation had already sold a small parcel of land this past summer, but suddenly a windfall came along with the donation of a sizeable check from an anonymous donor. The combination of the two events totaled just under $50,000, enough to retire the note and put some away.
The event called for a small barbecue of the paperwork, a brief service topped off with a celebratory cake.
The Verde Valley Presbyterian Church (USA) was originally founded in the early 1980s and the completed church building on Hombre Drive was dedicated in 1995.
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