By Robert Jordan (email@example.com)
ABBEVILLE — Christmas came early to Abbeville.
Restoration of Trinity Episcopal Church got a $25,000 jumpstart. The donation, which was received last week, will enable to work to proceed on Phase II, the restoration of the church’s 125-foot steeple, said Mike Bedenbaugh, president and CEO of Preservation South Carolina, the organization overseeing the church’s renewal.
Funding for Phase II is still $5,000 short of the $710,000 goal, but the donation from Hughes Development Corp. in Greenville will permit work on the steeple to start this month, he said.