Singing since 1793

Audience members clap sitting at the back of the light-filled Westerlo Reformed Church, during a concert on Sunday, Sept. 22.

The music in the Westerlo Reformed Church on Sunday afternoon had people clapping, laughing, crying, and pondering with eyes closed, watered, or wide. The pews creaked beneath the mostly silent but enthusiastic congregation. Pale pink light shone through stained glass windows on Sept. 22 as more than a dozen skilled musicians played in various combinations and genres on stage, celebrating 220 years of the church.

Over $1,500 was collected to benefit the Hilltown Community Resource Center food pantry open to families five days a week in the church's annex.

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