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Harvest Home

A three days’ event is booked for Valley Forge, to wit, a harvest home, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of next week, August 24, 25, 26, on the picnic grounds, and for the benefit of the M.E. church.

There will be vocal and instrumental music each afternoon, and a special entertainment evenings. Thursday evening, W.S. Williams, elocutionist and musician will be the entertainer. There will be solos, duets, and tableau. Friday evening H. H. and Miss M. M. Rynear, of the Ambler orchestra, will demonstrate on the violin, cornet, and piano. Saturday will be picnic day and it will be all day. Between 5 and 8 o’clock a fine supper will be provided, 25 cents each person. This will be served on the pavilion, where also dinner or supper can be had either day as per order.

The Indian Wigwam will be a novel feature of the event and here fancy and other articles will be on sale, while at the refreshment stand there will be a full supply of ice cream, cakes and confectionery. The grounds will be liberally and beautifully illuminated with Japanese lanterns and other modes of lighting.

Rev. Mr.. Hallman, recently appointed pastor of the M. E. church there, and his good wife, are laboring diligently to make this Harvest Home the most notable event of the ancient village of Valley Forge, that it has had for many years, and to this end the congregation is lending its united aid.

The M. E. church is the only one in the village, and there is a large scope of surrounding territory, of which this might well be the religious center. It is hoped, therefore, this Harvest Home will not only be splendid success, musically, socially, and financially, but that it will result also in directing attention to, and upholding of God’s work in the village.

We urge the readers of hid article to rally to the support of Mr. Hallman, and to the upholding of his hands.

Phoenixville ‘The Messenger’, August 17, 1899

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