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Buried in time

Monday, 25th May, 2009

The Silver City Christian Church has preserved a selection of local keepsakes and letters by placing them in a time capsule.

The time capsule was put into the ground on Sunday recently as part of the Church's Jubilee anniversary, and will be dug it up in 26 years' time. The canister was made of stainless steel and every item was also vacuume-sealed before going into a sealed concrete box.

Church operator and owner Clay Tenni said he had received an interesting range of artifacts from the public. "People included letters, photos and discs as well as all of the existing church history I could find," he said. "I also included all of the newspaper articles up to date as well since the vision began." Mr Tenni said money raised from the project would go towards helping the less fortunate. "We had a good response from the community, with all funds raised from the nomination fees going directly to our building fund which will be used to build our soup kitchen. "We hope to have the concrete slab down for the soup kitchen in the next few weeks." A plaque has been placed on top of the burial site to mark the location of the time capsule, which will be opened by Mr Tenni on May 17, 2035.

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