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July 19, 2022 - 9:11pm

Elba First Presbyterian Church celebrates bicentennial

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Press Release:

First Presbyterian Church of Elba Invites All to Celebrate its 200th Anniversary!

  The First Presbyterian Church of Elba, which marks its bicentennial this year, is inviting the whole community to a birthday party.

The 200th anniversary celebration will be held in the Elba Village Park on Saturday, August 13, from 2-4 p.m. It will feature lawn games, a petting zoo, a bounce house, a food truck, balloon artist Janice Spagnola, and live music by Elba’s Tom Hare and his friends.

The family-oriented event is free and open to the public.

“This is a real milestone for a community this size,” says Reverend Barbara K. Tipton, who is in her 16th year as pastor of the congregation. “We hope our neighbors and friends will join us in an afternoon of fun and fellowship. Come one, come all!”

The First Presbyterian Church of Elba, which is located at 23 North Main Street in the village of Elba, is also planning a special bicentennial worship service on October 23rd at 11 a.m., its regular Sunday worship time.

Submitted Photo: Addy, Carter, and Ethan Gubb pause during a picnic to admire the historical sign at the front of the First Presbyterian Church of Elba. Their family ties to the congregation go back to 1914, when their great-great-grandmother, Bessie Talbot Gubb, became a member.  The church is celebrating its 200th Anniversary this year and hosting a bicentennial birthday celebration at the Elba Village Park on Saturday, August 13, from 2-4 p.m. 

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