Speech to Text for Group to turn historic Amory church into multi-purpose building
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named for its beautiful antique stained glass windows throughout the building...the windows was built in 1926. but for several years, the building has been vacant and its up keep was difficult to do for the former owners. but that's all about to change. in the windows name." president of the windows) married at the windows) oropeza / amory, monroe county) "this building is here for every citizen in this town and even people outside of this town." the building originally belonged to the first christian church, then owned by another church, before its board purchased it ten years ago. and according to president of the windows steve stockton...their goal is to preserve the historic building and...it's windows. "they are beautiful and everybody appreciates that but they also have some value, and they've been valued at over a half million dollars." for many long time amory residents, this is where they went to church growing up. "then, i think on the other side, we have many young people that have been here for performances and events, even weddings, etc." and one of those weddings...was for our very own craig ford and his wife. "it was a beautiful building and it still is a beautiful building. if you go inside it, you know, you see the way the sanctuary is laid out, you see the windows. it is a gorgeous structure." today, there's water damage, some lights out and structural damage...but stockton says they've secured funding to start their first big project. "which is the masonry project to replace some of the brick facade on the outside...so that it will be here for another hundred years." "i know i speak for my wife in that we're glad to see that efforts are being made to try to restore that building and try to keep it apart of amory." here on the ground floor of the windows are several different rooms. once the renovation project is done, the board hopes to use these rooms for the arts and several other events. "our goal is to be done by the hundredth birthday, but we plan to have it done much sooner than that." other renovations include adding handicap accessibilities, extending the stage for various performances and adding sound and lights. and stockton asures this multipurpose building is for the community. "you can help. every dollar counts. and you can make a contribution to the create foundation in the windows name." the windows has been named a mississippi landmark. again, you can make a donation on behalf of the building by sending it to the create foundation (yes, that's in tupelo). and you can find out just what to do, by going to our website...wtva dot com. toss to craig - ad lib a nebraska teen is honoring her father with a