Federated Church of Sturbridge and Fiskdale Launches New Website for Upcoming 60th Annual Auction

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Dovetail Internet Technologies, LLC Helps Massachusetts Church Improve Web Presence with Donation of New Design and Content Management Tools

The Federated Church of Sturbridge and Fiskdale located in Sturbridge, Massachusetts recently launched a re-designed web site (http://www.sturfed.org) with the help of Dovetail Internet Technologies, LLC of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. In order to support their upcoming 60th Annual Auction, church leaders responded to an offer by Dovetail to help update the congregation's Internet presence. The new website sports a fresh, more modern design that makes it simple for visitors to gain information about the church and its upcoming auction.

For its part, Dovetail Internet Technologies, LLC donated design and layout services to the cause as well as a subscription to novo, the company's web content management system (CMS). The CMS software allows users to easily update their site's content through an intuitive browser-based management console (http://www.dovetailinternet.com/novo). "As a corporate citizen, we believe that it is important to help the communities to which we belong," said Mark Peters, president of Dovetail and a member of the church.

According to Ron Stietzel, Co-Chairman of the Auction Board at the Federated Church of Sturbridge and Fiskdale, "our auction is the single, largest annual fundraiser for our congregation and this year's is set to be our biggest and best. With the challenges in our area's current economic situation, an event of this scale would be impossible to run without the donations of our sponsors and supporters." Stietzel went on to add that "our web site was an obvious place to help promote the event, but we required a vision beyond our own to make it happen. When Dovetail stepped up to the plate we were pleased to accept. The end result was far beyond our grandest hopes."

The Annual Auction, which is promoted as "the oldest continuous church auction in the nation," has been raising funds for the church since 1950. Auction items include many historic and antique furnishings as well as other items donated for the event. Bidders wishing to view items before-hand can view featured items in the site's online photo gallery at http://www.sturfed.org/featured_items.

About the Federated Church of Sturbridge and Fiskdale

The Federated Church of Sturbridge and Fiskdale (1922) unites the worship and mission of the Congregational Church (1736), the Baptist Church of Fiskdale (1747), and the Unitarian Church (1864). The church is in fellowship with the United Church of Christ, American Baptist, and the Unitarian Universalist denominations, and affiliated with the Massachusetts, National, and World Councils of Churches. The church is located on Route 131 in Sturbridge, Massachusetts and serves worshippers from Southbridge, Sturbridge and Charlton, MA. Visit http://www.sturfed.org.

About Dovetail Internet Technologies, LLC

Located in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, Dovetail Internet Technologies, LLC was established in 1999 to give their customers the power to change the way their website works for them by providing a solution that gives them the ultimate control over -- and confidence in -- their web and sales marketing strategies. Dovetail's web solutions and content management systems (CMS) are used by myriad companies throughout the United States and across a variety of industries, including banking, manufacturing and high tech. Visit http://www.dovetailinternet.com.


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