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Idora Neighborhood Association meets with church to discuss plans for Idora property

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The Mount Calvary Pentacostal Church is meeting Thursday evening at the Rescue Mission facility, less than a mile from the site of the old Idora Park, to discuss future plans for the property.

The Idora Neighborhood Association is meeting with representatives from the church to hear the plans, which include constructing a community center that people could rent out for weddings, family reunions or youth recreation.

That's just the first phase. The church is also looking into putting a football field there and maybe a new church.

It was 29 years ago this month that major attractions at the Idora amusment park were hit by a devasting fire.

So later that summer, after 85 years in operation the attraction shut down. Since that time, there have been unsuccesful efforts to preserve the park.

What was left of the rides and other memorabilia have been sold or auctioned off. Eventually, Mount Calvary Church purchased the Idora Park property for $300,000.

They announced plans to build a nursing and retirment home on the land but the idea never materialized.

21 News will know more about the future of the property tonight at 11 p.m.

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