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Batavia Chamber of Commerce issues the first model of Batavia-themed holiday village

First model in the series is the Batavia United Methodist Church

Model of the Batavia United Methodist Church. This is the first release in the Batavia Chamber of Commerce's Batavia-themed holiday village.
Model of the Batavia United Methodist Church. This is the first release in the Batavia Chamber of Commerce's Batavia-themed holiday village.

BATAVIA – The Batavia Chamber of Commerce has released the first in a series of lighted replicas of landmark Batavia buildings. The model of the Batavia United Methodist Church, 8 N. Batavia Ave., is now available for purchase at the Batavia Chamber of Commerce, 106 W. Wilson St.

According to a news release from the chamber, the limited-edition model costs $50 and is approximately 9” X 5” x 5.” Batavia United Methodist Church will receive 25 percent of the net proceeds. The next Batavia Holiday Village replica, to be released in 2020, is the Batavia Depot Museum.

“The Batavia Chamber of Commerce was searching for another Batavia-related collectible to promote following the successful release of the Batavia-opoly game,” stated Margaret Perreault, president and CEO of the Batavia Chamber of Commerce, in the press release. “We are excited to showcase landmark Batavia buildings in this series. It is a collectible that appeals to people of all ages who have a connection to and a love of Batavia.”

Only 350 are available, so those interested should contact the Batavia Chamber of Commerce at 630-879-7134 prior to visiting the office to purchase.

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