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Roser celebrating 100 years

The chapel at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, turns 100 years old this spring. It now has new renovated doors salvaged from the John Ringling Towers in Sarasota thanks to a group of church volunteers. Islander Courtesy Photo

Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, continues to celebrate 100 years on the island with a series of events.

The calendar includes:

• Saturday, March 9, 7:30 p.m., the Sarasota Chorus of the Keys is in concert at the church, with a reception following the show at Relish Cafe & Marketplace, 503 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

Admission to the concert is free, but organizers are asking for a free-will offering.

• Sunday, March 10, 10 a.m., the church will host a rededication of the chapel, with a celebration across the street. Organizers expect a “fairly large crowd.”

• Sunday, March 17, mid-morning after the first church service, a time-capsule will be buried and a tree planted on the church grounds.

Also, Roser anniversary organizers have worked with the Anna Maria Island Historical Society, which has put up a 100th anniversary display at the museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

The museum, open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., features old photographs of Roser as well as stories about the construction of the chapel, pastors at the church and its congregation.

For more information, call the church at 941-778-0414.

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