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Historic Church Gets Help With Renovations


One of Greene County's oldest, historic landmarks is receiving a facelift.

KSMU's Matt Petcoff tells us how the Cave Springs Community Church is receiving renovations and what some locals think of the changes...

The Cave Springs Community Church was built almost a century and a half ago in the year 1867.

And, while there's no one alive who can give a first hand account of the church being built, some Cave Spring's natives can still share stories of its construction.

Take for example Murray Young, who spent all of his live in Cave Springs.

He says he remembers a story about the church bell and its journey to Cave Springs.

Ellen Guy has also lived her entire life in Cave Springs.

And, she says she remembers when the two-story building served as a both a church and a multipurpose building.

Today, Cave Spring's students attend classes in the Willard school district and church itself is used only a few times a year.

But, thanks to Tennessee based media company BlueHighways TV, the Cave Springs Community Church is getting some much deserved remolding.

And, when the renovations are complete, the church will be used to shoot six episodes of the TV program "Old Country Church".

The show pays tribute to American roots through music and historic tails from local residents.

And, both Murray Young and Ellen Guy say's there isn't a better place around to showcase Ozarks history than the Cave Springs Community Church.