Bucks County Herald

Durham Township sets 64th Community Day celebration

KATHRYN FINEGAN CLARK

Durham Township residents will gather Saturday, Oct. 14, to celebrate the 64th annual Durham Community Day.

The event will begin at 1 p.m. and continue until 4 p.m. at the Village Green in the Village of Durham at Old Furnace and Durham roads.

Music will be provided throughout the afternoon by the Alex Radus Trio, according to Dani McClanahan, Durham Township administrator, who is spearheading the event. Volunteers are still needed to help with the event.

Tours of the historic grist mill, built on the foundation of the colonial Durham Iron Furnace, will be conducted.

Highlighting the program will be some special events for children. Free pony rides and free pumpkin crafts will be offered, and the Riegelsville Public Library will conduct story times. The Bucks County Sheriff’s Department will provide free fingerprinting for children.

Mary A. Shafer of Word Press will offer metal-detecting displays and demonstrations. The Bachmann Homestead, built in the early 1880s, and across the street from the Village Green, will be open for tours. The recently restored Victorian brick home was built by a U.S. congressman.

Pennsylvania State Rep. Marguerite Quinn, R-143, will have a booth at the event.

The Community Fire Co. No. 1 of Riegelsville will sell pulled pork sandwiches. Fire trucks and the UBREMS ambulance will be on display.

Members of the Palisades High School String Quartet will perform in the mill.

Artists and artisans scheduled to display their works in the mill include Sharon Mendelson Photography; Linda Weaver Quill-Lin; Beth Raynock, chef-owner of Little Mama Catering Co.; Visions, contemporary jewelry designs by Karen S. Untermyer; Arctic Swan Bakery LLC; and Christine McHugh of Big Tree Studios.

Vendors on the Village Green will be Bears-Blankets-Quilts; Outlying Fiber Farm; Bucks County Apiary; St. John United Church of Christ, Riegelsville; Palisades Community Bible Church; Durham Historical Society; Jamey Olliff, Country Style Decor; Lighting by Fillman, landscape lighting; Kathryn Finegan Clark, author of “Bucks County Pennsylvania” and Cooks Creek Watershed Association.

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