The Old Log Church in Schellsburg, the oldest existing religious structure in Bedford County and the first Protestant church west of the Susquehanna River, will hold its Bicentennial Celebration on Saturday, June 24, and Sunday, June 25, 2006. Working under the auspices of the owners and administrators, the Chestnut Ridge and Schellsburg Union Cemetery Association, the Old Log Church and Cemetery Preservation Society, a group that has spearheaded the nomination and acceptance of the Church and Cemetery on the National Register of Historic Places, has announced the tentative schedule of the two-day celebration.
Saturday, June 24:
10:00 a.m. March to flagpole: Berlin Drum and Bugle Corps
10:15 a.m. Flag Raising Ceremony "National Anthem": Fishertown Band
10:20 a.m. Welcome – Recognition of Founding Fathers
10:30 a.m. Musical Selection by Berlin Drum and Bugle Corps
10:40 a.m. Community Tribute to Early Settlers: Laying of Flowers on Gravesites
11:00 a.m. Patriotic Selection by Fishertown Band
11:10 a.m. Benediction
11:15 a.m. Recessional March: Berlin Drum and Bugle Corps
11:30 a.m-530 Entertainment Under the Tent: Local vocalists, groups, etc.
11:00 a.m-5:00 p.m Harp Music and Tours at Old Log Church
Sunday, June 25:
11:00 a.m. Rededication of the Old Log Church
1:00 p.m. Dedication and Unveiling of John Schell Stone
1:30 p.m -4:30 p.m.. Circle of Life Reenactments.
1:00-5:00 p.m. Bedford County Dulcimer Club – Old Log Church
11:00 a.m -5:00 p.m.. Music Under the Tent
Guided and Self-Guided Tours of Church and Cemetery
Genealogy Table Food Vendor: Schellsburg Lion’s Club
Dining Area and Restroom Facilities
Quilt and Art Raffle
Special Old Log Church Gift Items Table