Shrine to celebrate 80 years Oct. 17

FONDA — The National Shrine of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, 3636 Route 5, will be celebrating its 80th anniversary from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 17, at the River Stone Manor, Glenville. The Shrine will be hosting a gala celebration honoring Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger of Albany, according to a news release.

The Shrine began at the site in 1938, and includes buildings dating back to 1782. The Grassmann Hall was added and many other improvements through the years. During the past 80 years, worshipers come to visit what once was an Indian village, where St. Kateri was baptised and mostly had lived.

A lot of the work and maintenance has been done with the dedicated help of the staff and volunteers.

The Shrine recently received a donation of Native American artifacts that will be archived at the museum.

The details are available at www.katerishrine.com. Tickets can be purchased at event brite@website and Facebook page under event or at the office.

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