Library, church team up for Atglen Community Day

751004_190The Atglen Public Library and Penningtonville Presbyterian Church have joined forces to create a large community event that will stretch across Atglen on Saturday, Sept 14.

“It’s going to be the first of its kind,” said Penningtonville Presbyterian’s pastor, the Rev. Jason Link. “We’re trying to bring some communityness back to Atglen. A lot of people stay inside. We want to bring them out to meet their neighbors and have a good time together.”

The library is hosting a car show for vehicles of all kinds from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the large lot at the intersection of Route 372 and Main Street. There will be dash plaques for the first 50 cars to register for the event and door prizes throughout the day.

This is the first time the library has undertaken a car show as a fundraiser. Proceeds from the event will go to benefit the library, which is facing renovation costs for much-needed flooring, shelving and a new access ramp for the building.

Cristi Hahn is a deacon for the church as well as a library board member.

“With the renovations coming up, the library board is always looking for fundraisers,” Hahn said, adding that the church had held a strawberry festival in the past and was looking to do an autumn event instead.

“We talked about combining the two events and making it a huge community event that way,” she explained.

From the car show, you can walk up a street lined with crafters’ and vendors’ booths to the Atglen Park, where the Penningtonville Church Board of Deacons is holding its first Apple Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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