Throughout Warren County on the afternoon of March 12, local citizens are bound to experience a phenomenon that hasn’t happened for exactly 100 years.
Churches around the county will be ringing their bells at 2p.m. — to celebrate the bicentennial of the formation of Warren County. Individual citizens will also likely be seen standing on their doorsteps, ringing bells for several minutes at that time.
Taking part in the sonorous celebration are: the First United Methodist Church and St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church and the First Presbyterian Church of Warrensburg; Emmanuel United Methodist and Blessed Sacrament Catholic churches of Bolton; the Horicon Baptist Church in Brant Lake, the Chestertown Methodist Church; Caldwell Presbyterian, St. James Episcopal and Sacred Heart churches in Lake George; the Pottersville United Methodist Church; the Harrisena Community and Unitarian-Universalist churches in Queensbury; St. Mary’s and the First Presbyterian churches in Glens Falls; Grace Memorial Chapel in Silver Bay; the Stony Creek Methodist Church — now the local library; the Hague Baptist, Lakeside Regional and St. Jogues Blessed Sacrament churches in Hague; and the 1881 Union Church in Adirondack — now occupied by the Horicon Historical Society.