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$75,000 raised for Passion Play

Bank expects money for loan interest to be turned over today

Posted: January 3, 2013 at 12:59 a.m.

NWA Media/JASON IVESTER Lights illuminate the Christ of the Ozarks statue on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Eureka Springs. After the lights were turned off -- the first time since 1967 -- following the closing of the Great Passion Play, donors helped bring the lights back on. The electric bill for the two 10,000-watt floodlights is about $200/month in the winter.

Supporters behind a frantic fundraising drive to save the Great Passion Play near Eureka Springs have raised $75,000 needed to pay loan interest to Cornerstone Bank and prevent the bank from taking over the property in lieu of foreclosure, said Charles Cross, the bank president.

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Northwest Arkansas, Pages 9 on 01/03/2013

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