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Dell Rapids Church celebrates 140 years

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Sunday is a day of worship but this Sunday had special meaning for church members in Dell Rapids.

The First Baptist church is celebrating 140 years.

Most of the church is still the original from when this church was built back in 1872.

That includes the chairs that came out of a Chicago theatre and shipped by railway back in the 1800's.

We talked to the pastor who says they're celebrating because of their members.

"We're built as a foundation of the community. Some of the founding members of the community began this church and some of those families are still here so we have the same leaders that came to the area 140 years ago and their families continue to worship in the same place," Pastor Melissa Fletcher said.

The pastor also says people have left the area but have come back and still attend church services.

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