Summarized by Kent Larsen
Birmingham Temple Dedicated
GARDENDALE, ALABAMA -- The LDS Church's Birmingham Temple was
dedicated on Sunday by LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley, and
local members got to participate in the traditional cornerstone
laying ceremony, which was covered by the Birmingham News. About
2,800 Church members attended the dedicatory ceremonies in the Temple
while another 7,000 watched through satellite hookups.
At the cornerstone ceremony, President Hinckley conducted, and even
instructed a few of the children helping to cement the stone in
place. "Just like making a cake, except put more on the crack and
less on the floor," he told one participant. "That's it. Good work."
In addition to five children, temple president Allen Rich and his
wife, Sandra, and counselor Reid Giles and his wife, Deann, also
helped cement the cornerstone.
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By Greg Garrison: News staff writer