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Local church ties into history

The symbols included on the tie are the church with a 1763 date stamped below the picture; a barn and animals acknowledging the area's rich agricultural roots; a picture of the Half Moon with the date 1609 stamp on its hull; the famous 999 Train; and topped off with the town's offi cial seal.

"Our church is one of the oldest in town, and the 999 Train was the fastest of its time, so we thought they should be included," Selkirk said. The ties are going for $30 each and can be bought at the town clerk's office at Town Hall and at the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce in Delmar.

The women had 100 ties made to sell, but can order more if they sell out. "We want to make sure we sell these first before we order more," Selkirk said.

In addition to individual events, the town is kicking off its fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Mansion on Cedar Hill on River Road in Selkirk from 6 to 8 p.m. The Bethlehem Quadricentennial Commission has announced that the dinner will be $100 a person and the proceeds will go to funding events around town.

For information or to buy a tie, call 439-0512.""

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