By MARTHA SMITH
Special to the Standard
EXETER â€“ The motto of the Beacon Free Will Baptist Church whose future home â€“ a large and impressive structure now under construction on Route 2 â€“ could easily be â€śIf you build it, they will come.â€ť
When completed, the project will represent an investment of approximately $1 million including $300,000 for the land and $700,000 for the building. Town fire officials are also requiring the church to install a 20,000 gallon cistern at an additional cost of $30,000.
The town has agreed to waive a building fee of $7,104.
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