The First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has announced the date of its groundbreaking ceremony for the new temple being erected in Casper.

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The event will take place on Saturday, October 9th, 2021. According to a release sent by the church, the event will be presided over by Elder S. Gifford Nielsen of the Seventy. The release notes that attendance to the event will be invitiation-only.

The temple, approximately 10,000 sq. ft. will be built on a 9.5 acre site, located at the intersection of Wyoming Boulevard and Eagle Drive.

"Wyoming is home to more than 65,000 Latter-day Saints in approximately 170 congregations," the release stated. "The new temple will be the state’s second house of the Lord. The other is the Star Valley Wyoming Temple."

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