This year, the First Presbyterian Church is celebrating its 225th birthday, which means that the City of Hudson is celebrating its 225th birthday, too, since the church was founded in the same year that the city was incorporated: 1785. The church's birthday party is tomorrow--Sunday, September 26--from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be music and games, free cupcakes and ice cream (as befits a birthday party), and hotdogs for a quarter. Best of all, at 3:30 there will be a Blessing of the Animals.
Come celebrate the church that has been part of Hudson for as long as the city has existed. William will be there. He's looking forward to it--although I'm not sure if he's more interested in being blessed or in snagging a hotdog or two.
A Pedantic Footnote: More than a decade ago, I noticed a spelling error in the sign that directed people to the main entrance of the First Presbyterian Church. Over the summer, the sign, which hung on the fence along Warren Street, disappeared. I figured the church had finally decided to replace it, but earlier this week, I noticed the sign was back. Someone had painstakingly repainted it, carefully preserving the misspelling.