Dorothy Welch Choral 40 Years – by S. McBride

July 4, 1976 was a milestone in American history as the United States of America celebrated its 200th birthday.  Here in Mechanicville, as in communities all across the country, the festivities were well-planned long in advance of the day, and designed by the city’s Bicentennial Committee to be celebratory, reverent, respectful, loud and joyous.  The committee and the Mechanicville City Council honored a proposal by the Mechanicville Council of Churches to begin the day’s events with an ecumenical service of Thanksgiving in Tallmadge Park.

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