Pop hits from the ’80s brightened the mood on an overcast and windy Sunday as members, friends, and neighbors gathered to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Newton Highlands Congregational Church on October 2, 2022. Teen musicians from Parallel Sound Studio, led by Jay Ryan, graciously provided almost two hours of sparkling music.
Thanks to Ms. Wendy Donnell, director of Christian Education, children had the option to enjoy activities in the Great Hall, and everyone could pose with props at a beach-themed photo booth. And thanks to Ms. Carol Hausner, partygoers enjoyed competitive games of bocce ball.
The Mission Committee used the event to kick off a month-long blanket drive for Welcome Home, a home goods pantry in Newton.
Attendees were offered sweet treats from an ice cream truck.
Mayor Ruthanne Fuller and State Representative Ruth Balser stopped by to recognize NHCC on this milestone occasion.
Thank you to planners Ken Baily, Sally Brickell, Melissa Dietrich, Wendy Donnell, and Carol Jensen for arranging this fun event.