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VIDEO: Welsh church near Iowa City celebrates 170th anniversary


A group of people sing Welsh hymns at a Gymanfa Ganu or “Big Sing” at the Welsh Church outside of Iowa City on Sunday, July 10, 2016. This year marks the 170th anniversary of the church's founding by Welsh immigrants. The Gymanfa Ganu (pronounced guh-man-fa gon-ee) was traditionally incorporated into the Welsh church service, and descendants of the church's founding members hope to bring back the tradition. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)
A group of people sing Welsh hymns at a Gymanfa Ganu or “Big Sing” at the Welsh Church outside of Iowa City on Sunday, July 10, 2016. This year marks the 170th anniversary of the church's founding by Welsh immigrants. The Gymanfa Ganu (pronounced guh-man-fa gon-ee) was traditionally incorporated into the Welsh church service, and descendants of the church's founding members hope to bring back the tradition. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)
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This year marks the 170th anniversary of the founding of the Welsh Church outside Iowa City by Welsh immigrants. A group of people gathered at the church Sunday to celebrate the church’s heritage.

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