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Cheers and jeers

April 5, 2014
The Leader Herald

CHEERS - To trying to save the shrine. The Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs in Auriesville has launched a campaign to raise $1 million. The shrine needs the money to pay for many critical renovations, including the replacement of roofing and windows in the main coliseum. According to the organizer of the campaign, Joey Caruso, the shrine is in danger of closing if it can't raise the money. The closure of the shrine would be a sad, unfortunate situation. The shrine has a rich history. The coliseum is an impressive structure and the grounds are beautiful. Pilgrims and other people from all walks of life visit the shrine every year. It's also a big part of Montgomery County's tourism. What a shame if the shrine were to shut down. We mustn't let that happen. We encourage people to consider making a donation. For more information, people can call the shrine at 853-3033.



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