2015 Events Schedule:

    **March 1,  St. David's Day, around the world.

Sundays, 10:00 a.m. - Poultney, Vermont, worship at Welsh Presbyterian Church.  Address: Grove Street (Vermont Route 30), Poultney. [The services are in the English language.]  Welsh Presbyterian Church currently seeks a Sunday and special services pastor, as well as an organist/accompanist

“Gathering of the Clans” events - in this 27th

anniversary year of

Poultney Area St. David’s Society.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015, Vermont / New York Slate Valley - plans are developing.  One concert only will be held 2 September - see below.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 7:00 p.m. , Queensbury, Warren County, New York - (see below for press release and click on the link here for the

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    by Janice B. Edwards, Freelance Writer

    The officers and board of directors of Poultney Area St. David’s Society, Inc. recently announced that for its third time the Society will host Côr y Penrhyn, the Penrhyn Welsh Male Choir, in Vermont and New York.

    Côr y Penrhyn, from Bethesda, Gwynedd, North West Wales, will tour several American cities during the end of summer 2015. They will be grand concert choir at the annual Welsh North-American Association heritage festival to be held in Columbus, Ohio over the U.S. Labor Day weekend. [www.wnna.org]

    While Côr y Penrhyn is in the Vermont and New York northeastern USA region, one-only public concert will be held. This concert event will be held in the auditorium at the Queensbury Union High School, Aviation Road, Queensbury, New York [exit # 19 of Interstate 87 in the Glens Falls/Lake George, Warren County, New York region]. The concert will be held on Wednesday, 2 September 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Admission tickets are required.

    Admission ticket prices include four seating section options which are: $35.00, $30.00, $25.00 and $15.00 each. (All prices are in U.S. dollars.) A limited number of tickets are available in each section, first come, first serve. Please inquire should you have children under the age of 8 years wishing to attend.  (All currency for tickets and/or sponsors, must be in U.S. dollars.)

    Tickets may now be reserved. To reserve your tickets, please remit negotiable check or money order, payable to PASDS and mail it to: Poultney Area St. David’s Society, Inc., 60 Norton Avenue, Poultney, VT 05764-1029 USA. At a later date, tickets will also be available in business locations in the Slate Valley community. Information about those locations will be available in January, 2015.

    Additional press releases will also provide more information about Côr y Penrhyn, its conductor, accompanist, soloist and master of ceremonies; it will as well include details of other public events (not concerts) to be held in the “Slate Valley” in which the public will be welcome to join with the society in welcoming Côr y Penrhyn back to this region, for its third time!

    Sponsors are invited to participate. For more information, one may contact the Poultney Area St. David’s Society’s Officers, Board of Directors/Choir Committee: Thomas Hughes, Janice B. Edwards, The Reverend Dr. R. Raymond & Mrs. Gretta Lloyd, Carol J. Denniston, Helen T. Jones, Shirley J. Scott, Lorraine Jones, Ken & Nancy Williams, Marilyn R. Duke, Una Jean R. Capman, Emmett & Phyllis Thomas and Hayden & Louise Morris by email— pasds88@yahoo.com , through the society’s mailing address above-noted and at its website: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vtpasds/ . Message phone (802)-287-5744.

    Poultney Area St. David’s Society is a 501( c)(7) fellowship organization founded in Vermont State in 1988. A Welsh heritage cultural society, it is comprised of many descendants of families and friends from North Wales having emigrated to the Vermont / New York “Slate Valley” region during the 19th and 20th centuries. The society’s members and friends live in many locations throughout the world. It is member of Poultney Area Chamber of Commerce, the National Welsh American Foundation and of the Welsh North American Association (formerly the Welsh National Gymanfa Ganu Association).

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