THE BATES CHURCH
By: Hazel Wood
The church in Bates was built by the people of Bates. The people donated their time and the Company donated the material to build it. Most everyone in town had a hand pounding a few nails. Lyle and Hazel Blume had a hand in the building of this church and many others worked very hard to build the church. Hazel can't remember the year that this took place, but she thinks it was before the woods camps were moved to Knuteville.