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Swamp people

Members of Swamp Evangelical Lutheran Church, Reinholds, Pa., acquired the name "Swamp People" after much of their church burned down in February 2010.

While their church was being restored, members began worshiping with area congregations, which dubbed them "the swamp people," said Bonnie Trout, the pastor's wife, adding that they have taken the name to heart.

In September, a year and a half after the fire, the swamp people dedicated and moved back into their new wing, replacing the social hall, kitchen, Sunday school rooms and offices that burned to the ground.


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