….or why did the steeple cross the road?
The Milton Christian Church has to be torn down as the foundation is weak. The building foundation that is, not the organization. The footings have already been started on the new building. So how do you tear down a church? From the top down, as you shall see, starting with the steeple. The congregation, very much on the ball, invited the neighbours in to watch and sold hot dogs, raffle tickets, and chances to guess the weight of the steeple. I commented to a fellow “Aren’t you just tempting fate, inviting people in to watch?” to which he replied in his best south shore drawl “Oh, you don’t need to invite them”. Here is the event in photos; the steeple came down about 3 hours after the first hot dog was sold:
Video by Joel Baltzer
And what was the weight of the steeple? The answer is “too heavy”. By the way, I would not be making light of this had anyone been injured – there is much discussion today about the crash and of the lack of safety precautions taken and whether or not God was in on it. The good news is that they were not planning to re-use the steeple on the new church. My heart goes out to the congregation who had planned on having a fun event, not a spectacle.
© Judy Parsons 2015. (Except video – Joel Baltzer on YouTube)
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