Congregation grateful

On Monday evening, Aug. 13, lightning struck the steeple of Southside Southern Baptist Church on Gihon Road, causing a fire.

We the congregation with to thank our neighbors for their alertness and quick response in alerting the fire department about smoke coming out of the roof of our building.

We would also like to thank the Parkersburg Fire Department for their quick response in getting to the church and extinguishing the fire. Because of the rapid response of our neighbors and fire department, our facilities sustained minimal damage to the structure.

Also, we want to thank the Parkersburg Police Department who quickly responded due to our alarm system going off. Their quick response ensured the safety of our building.

We are proud of our neighbors, fire department and police department. Thanks for what you did.

Southside Southern Baptist congregation

Pastor Don Yeager