Share This Page

First Holiday Historic Church Tour of Greensburg is a hit

| Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, 8:54 p.m.
(from left), Nancy Nemeth, hospitality organizer, Diane Dale and Donna Lee, tour co-chairs, and Debbie Campbell, publicity chair, gather at the reception following the Greensburg Garden Center Historic Holiday Church Tour, held at the First Presbyterian Church in Greensburg on Saturday evening, December 8, 2012. Kim Stepinsky | For The Tribune-Review

Judging from high praise heard for the inaugural Holiday Historic Church Tour of Greensburg, it might be wise to plan now to attend next year.

Hosted on Saturday by the Greensburg Garden Center, the tour began at Otterbein United Methodist Church and proceeded to First United Methodist Church, First Reformed United Church of Christ and First Evangelical Lutheran Church.

It ended with a cookies-and-punch reception at First Presbyterian Church, and conversation around the cookie table confirmed that a church tour was the needed restorative after the commercial hustle and bustle of holiday preparations.

Each church was decorated for the Christmas season by a local florist. A program at each stop featured information about the church's history and architecture, along with seasonal music.

“The music alone was comparable to what you hear at Heinz Hall,” said Judy Casturo of Pittsburgh's North Side.

“We have some great organs in Greensburg, and people who know how to play them,” seconded local resident Joanne Hershberger.

The tour was the brainchild of Donna Lee, brought to fruition with assistance from Elizabeth Pesci, Diane Dale, Jane Petrovich, Geneva Markle, Nancy Nemeth, Mary Kay Gieselman, Debbie Campbell, Betty Davis, Arlene Kendra, Sandra Truckner and Carla Rusnica.

Seen at First Presby: Barbara Ferrier, Betty Hammer, Sue Pollins, Bob and Dee Wicker, Virgil and Rita Yoder, Cecelia Garbon, Carolyn Adamrovich, Louise Coole, Sue DePalma, Darlen Nagrosky, Tracy Pasek, Nan Pasek, Linda Soles, Larry Osley, organist Ed Highberger and the Rev. Martin Ankrum.

— Shirley McMarlin

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.