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Community members rallying to save Hoosick Falls church

August 11, 2018 06:53 PM

HOOSICK FALLS - Parishioners and community members of Hoosick Falls rallied Saturday to try and save a church.

The Immaculate Conception Church closed earlier this year when parts of the ceiling collapsed. It's in need of several repairs.

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The group wants to fundraise to try and keep it open. They fear the diocese will try and permanently close it.

They were supposed to meet with the Albany Catholic Bishop Saturday in Troy, but the meeting was cancelled. People came out anyway to show they want this church saved.

"It's the heart and soul and center of Hoosick Falls, people were baptized there and buried there,” Liz Waytkus said.

"The Albany diocese is pretty strong, they have the ability to work with us, again I don't think you have to really try to get the resources from them but we should be given an opportunity to fundraise,” Lori Stewart said.

The church dates back to 1869.

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