Sunday, March 2, 1975, just after morning services, Brother John Morgan, pastor of the Sagemont Baptist Church, broke ground for the new addition to be built on to the church.
The congregation agreed to build the new addition, which will consist of approximately 10,000 square feet. The group also felt they should pay cash for the addition. Although they only have approximately half the money needed, Morgan is confident that members of the congregation realize the the need, and "through God's help" they will meet their goal.
The main reason for the new addition, just three years after the last expansion in January of 1972 is the rapid growth of the congregation. In October, 1972, the congregation numbered approximately 1000; it is now at 1764 members.
The structure, which will have two levels, will contain seven to eight church offices, Sunday School classrooms, a section for three adult Sunday School departments, enough to accommodate twelve classes, a conference room, and a work room. Work is to begin on the structure within the next few days, and hopefully to be completed in four months.
This story wins for most uses of "approximately" in a small column piece.
Best of all, I was able to find the print of the photo run with the story as well as a couple of others that may not have ever been seen before: