Two Taylorville sisters started helping their pastor’s wife 50 years ago with a small craft project to help fund-raise for the church. An estimated 11,500 uniquely crafted golden angels later, the sisters say it’s still fun to do.

The golden angels have raised thousands of dollars for the First Presbyterian Church in Taylorville and Verla Romangnoli and Velma Shaw have never pocketed a dime for all their hard work, dedication and beautiful decorations.

The beautiful angels have become a nation-wide commodity. Verla says, “We’ve shipped to every single state and multiple countries.” The angels are only sold at the First Presbyterian Church’s bazaar each December, but the sisters say they get orders all throughout the holiday season.

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