Church to celebrate 150th anniversary

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Parkersburg Christian Church (in southern Montgomery County) will celebrate its 150th anniversary Aug. 9-11. 

At 7 p.m. Aug. 9, there will be a celebration of music with specials by Rusty and Sallie Hester, the Hetrick family and the PCC choir. Hal Marshall will be playing the piano and there will be a special message given by former PCC pastor Mark Wager.

The celebration will continue with the annual church picnic at noon Aug. 10 at Clodfelter’s Pond (Fincastle). Hot dogs, buns, drinks and tableware will be furnished. Everyone attending should bring a side dish and lawn chair. Swimming and fishing will be available.

On Aug. 11, former pastor Ron Hanson from Minnesota will be giving the morning message. Worship begins at 10 a.m. with music specials by the Cloncs family and Vania Long Starr. Bernice Stewart Wilson will play the piano. There will be a pitch-in dinner immediately following worship services with everyone encouraged to bring a favorite dish.

A lot of history, memories and special people have passed through Parkersburg Christian Church. The history began with land being deeded to the trustees by Joseph and Elizabeth J. Grimes on July 2, 1869, and continues on today with Pastor Rich Fuller and his wife, Dodie.

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