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1/11/17 Highlights of this week's edition...

Celebrate Dr. King’s legacy at parade Monday

By Goldee Greene
Staff Writer/Arts & Entertainment

(Continued from Cover)  This year’s theme is “We’ve Come This Far By Faith.” Each year the SDC invites local clergy to give an address at the Afternoon Service. Celebratory Preacher for 2017 is Rev. Ben Larson-Wolbrink, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, in Beacon. “First of all, it’s an honor to be invited,” said Larson-Wolbrink. “And I’m so grateful for the work that the Southern Dutchess Coalition does in our community, moving the legacy of Dr. King’s life forward.

“The parade was added four years ago by famous Beacon resident, the late Pete Seeger,” said SDC administrative assistant Barbara Baker-Baylor. “We invite the community to join us for continental breakfast at 8 a.m., march in the parade and attend programs and service at Springfield. Dinner will be served from 11:45 a.m. until 1 p.m.Youth programs include the 4th Annual SDC/MLK Essay Contest Awards and 2nd Annual Youth Talent show featuring drama, dance and music.”

Read the full story in this week’s print edition.

Church volunteers give back to Beacon community

Father John Williams with volunteers Grace Eckert, Fredericka Lamont and Kathryn Teachey during a recent Saturday supplying food at the food pantry at St. Andrew’s Church.
-Photo by Kristine Coulter

By Kristine Coulter

Volunteers gathered at St. Andrew’s Church in Beacon to hand out food during St. Andrew’s & St. Luke’s Food Pantry’s regular hours on a recent Saturday.
“We started out because we wanted to do something with St. Luke’s and St. Andrew’s,” explained Sandra Moneymaker, one of the volunteers.

Food, she said, comes from donations, Common Ground farm (located by Stony Kill Farm off of Route 9D) and the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley in Cornwall-on-Hudson, Orange County.
The food pantry is open from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays. It is for Beacon residents. Individuals must show proof of residence.
“It’s a really good feeling to know we can give them weekend stuff,” said Moneymaker.

Beacon resident Jerrie Hamilton also volunteers.

Read the full story in this week’s print edition.

Also in the Jan 11-17, 2017 issue:

  • Beacon Hotel and Restaurant coming back to life

Alla Kormilitsyra, owver of he Beacon Hotel, and Evey Trautman, public relations, stand on the stairway with the mural of the Mount Beacon Incline on the wall. - Photo by Kristen Coulter


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