Editorial

Old St. Vincent's is a downtown treasure

Friday, June 27, 2003

Cape Girardeau has a significant religious and cultural asset in the downtown area facing the Mississippi River: Old St. Vincent's Catholic Church.

This month the church began a series of events marking the 150th anniversary of the building, which still stands today thanks to the dedication and hard work of a loyal band of parishioners who have devoted countless hours and raised thousands of dollars to restore the church and make it available for a variety of community events as well as regular religious services.

Old St. Vincent's is both a window to the rich history of Cape Girardeau and a symbol of the bright future of the city's riverfront. Hearty congratulations to everyone who has had a hand in preserving this treasure.

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