Explore WWI History at St. Philip’s Benefit on Nov. 1

Event includes guided tour, wine reception, live jazz, and auction

St. Philip’s Church in the Highlands will hold its annual fall benefit on Saturday, Nov. 1. “The Great War and St. Philip’s” will begin at 4 p.m. in the church with a look at the plaque on the back wall that lists the many members of St. Philip’s who served in World War I­­ — the Great War. Many of them were leading citizens of Philipstown and many of their descendants live in the area today. Then the Rev. Frank Geer will guide the group through St. Philip’s historic churchyard with an emphasis on the church’s history in the Great War.

This will be followed by a wine reception with hors d’oeuvres, in the Parish Hall, with live jazz provided by Bert Rechtschaffer. There will also be a silent auction with items such as paintings and objets d’art donated by many of the area’s artists, adventures in the form of tours, and practical gifts for the coming holidays. Reserve a place by calling the church at 845-424-3571.

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