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Boise, Idaho (KBOI) The president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has dedicated the Boise Temple.
Thomas S. Monson dedicated the newly renovated temple on Sunday.
Officials say the event marks the finale of the eighteen month renovation timeline. The temple closed back in July 2011 for an extensive renovation.
But now members of the LDS church from all around are celebrating the monumental occasion. On Saturday, more than 9–thousand kids sang and danced in a production called Treasure the Light.
"To have President monson here in Boise, Idaho is a wonderful treat. We haven't had a president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day saints here in Boise since 1988, and so there has been a lot of anticipation and people have looked forward to this day for a long long time," adds Brian Whitlock, Idaho Church Spokesman.
The temple serves about 100–thousand Latter Day Saints in 30 stakes throughout Idaho and eastern Oregon.