Athens church gets grant for repairs
Porcupine Soup reports that the First Reformed Church in Athens is getting a $6,000 grant from the New York Landmarks Conservancy to help fund fascia and gutter repairs. Peg Breen, president of The New York Landmarks Conservancy, said, “Our grants help maintain historic religious institutions that often anchor their communities.... Our recent grantees have food, cultural and outreach programs that reach well beyond their congregations.” The First Reformed Church of Athens was built between 1825 and 1826. The church is active with a congregation of 350, and hosts the Hudson River Handbell concerts, and the Athens and Coxsackie Community Band’s annual Christmas concert, classical music concerts, and an annual Halloween Haunted House Tour. Read more about this story at Porcupine Soup.