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Church Destroyed by Tornado Plans Fundraiser

RIDGWAY, Ill. (AP) - Members of a southern Illinois parish are hoping a fundraiser next weekend will bring in up to $10,000 to rebuild a Catholic church that was destroyed by a tornado.

St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ridgway was destroyed by a February 2012 storm, which left only the front wall standing at the brick church in Gallatin County. 

The (Carbondale) Southern Illinois says a new church will be built on the site. It will become home for St. Joseph parishioners, along with members of three other nearby congregations.   The rebuilt church is expected to open in time for Easter 2015.   The organizer of next weekend's "Raise the Bells" fundraiser says the July 13 event will include an auction, a raffle and dance.

Ridgway is about 50 miles east of Carbondale.

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