A historic Lehighton church gets a much needed upgrade Monday morning.
Zion UCC on Iron Street now has a new set of doors to welcome parishioners. The church manager tells News 13 the old doors were the original sanctuary doors which were placed in 1917.
Over the years they have been repaired, but ultimately needed to be completely replaced. The last repair helped keep the snow from getting inside.
"So the new doors will be more energy efficient. From what I've seen they look great and hopefully they will be hanging there for another 100 years," said church manager Kenneth Leffler.
The cost of the doors were covered through capital improvement donations. The church also launched a campaign coined, "I A-Door Zion" to cover the rest of the expenses.