Spruce Lake buys beloved mountain

As of settlement February 15, 2017, Spruce Lake has become the permanent caretaker of Spruce Mountain, secured for future generations to hike, play and worship along its trails, waterfalls and vistas!

For the past 54 years, Spruce Lake had leased the 499-acre mountain, a favorite place for so many individuals, families and groups who spent time there. But — Spruce Lake didn’t own this land.

Then came the opportunity to purchase Spruce Mountain. A hefty price tag loomed. But God inspired a “miracle donation” of $1 million toward the purchase price of $1,445,000. The entire Spruce Lake community also pitched in an additional $117,838 by settlement date! Short term financing is arranged for the remaining balance, and contributions continue to arrive daily.

This purchase is a big dream come true for Spruce Lake, and fills everyone with awe and praise for God’s incredible blessing.

 

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Executive Director Mark Swartley (R) with Tom Young, General Partner of Spruce Mountain Associates (seller).

 

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Wendell Weaver, Spruce Lake’s board chair, signs settlement documents while board secretary Ken Longacre, Jr., looks on.

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