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St. George’s Anglican Church celebrates 65th anniversary with a Dilly Tree Festival

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Published: Oct 17, 2013

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In celebration of St. George’s Anglican Church’s 65th anniversary of dedication, a festival designed to take parishioners back to their roots, dubbed the “Dilly Tree Festival”, will be held.

“Most people are unaware that the history of our church shows that we began under a sapodilla tree. In fact the dilly tree still stands 65 years later in the front of the church and still serves as a haven, a shelter and the gathering spot for members of the parish,” said Adrian Archer, the church’s parish administrator.

The Dilly Tree Festival, to be held on Saturday, October 19 between noon and 6 p.m. at the church located on Montrose Avenue, is one of four events during the month of October in which the parish will recognize its anniversary of dedication.

The other three events include a pontifical mass, which will take place on Wednesday, October 23 at 6 a.m., the actual day of dedication; the dedication mission services which will be held on Monday and Tuesday, October 28 and 29, conducted by Father Whitfield Hutcheson, and the dedication service which will take place on Wednesday, October 30 at 7:30 a.m.

The Dilly Tree Festival will feature an old-time home cookery stall featuring down-home dishes of chicken, fish and ribs along with conch fritters, snow cones, pastries, hot dogs and hamburgers, as well as all the fun games.

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