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PROCLAMATION

 

200 Year Anniversary

Garland Presbyterian Church

 

WHEREAS, the Garland Presbyterian Church is celebrating its 200th anniversary on June 17, 2017; and

 

WHEREAS, the church has played a prominent role in emphasizing civic engagement and community in Garland, Pennsylvania; and

 

WHEREAS, the nation has suffered from a decrease in community association with the rise of modern societal independence and technological advances; and

 

WHEREAS, civic organizations are becoming increasingly essential for the County in order to maintain values of community life and camaraderie; churches have played a significant role in this endeavor; and

 

WHEREAS, out of over 60 churches spread across the County, the Garland Presbyterian Church is the oldest congregation of its denomination; and

 

WHEREAS, they, as a civic organization, have been contributing to the good of their community by emphasizing a communal environment in Garland; they have put forth their effort into academic, occupational, and spiritual affairs for the good of the people; and

 

WHEREAS, the crime rate in Warren County, as a whole, is historically low in the state of Pennsylvania, and the number of overall crimes in Warren, Pennsylvania is less than the national average; and

 

WHEREAS, organizations like the Garland Presbyterian Church can be credited for this progress in helping our county be a healthy and safe environment by keeping its citizens engaged in its services; and

 

WHEREAS, we, the Warren County Commissioners, recognize the contributions made to the County by the Garland Presbyterian Church;

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Warren County proclaims June 17, 2017 as a day of recognition for the Bi-Centennial of the Garland Presbyterian Church.

 

ADOPTED THIS 14th day of June, 2017.

 

COMMISSIONERS OF WARREN COUNTY

 

Cindy Morrison

Chair

Benjamin Kafferlin

Attest:                                                                  Vice Chair

 

Pamela J. Matve                                                 Jeff Eggleston

Chief Clerk                                                          Secretary