As part of our on-going celebration of the church's 275th Anniversary, we are participating in "Daretown Day" all day on Saturday, September 10, 2016 and sponsoring an Anniversary Concert on Sunday September 11, 2016 at 4pm.

Everyone is invited to gather in Daretown and celebrate Upper Pittsgrove Township during the Daretown Day festival. Events are planned from 9am to 4pm at the Daretown School, the Pittsgrove Baptist Church, and the Pittsgrove Presbyterian Church.
Be sure to arrive by 9am for the firing of the Pole Tavern Cannon! This historic cannon was made in 1763 and came to Upper Pittsgrove over 200 years ago after the War of 1812. As part of the Salem County Arsenal, it was regularly used by the local militia for practice drills. It was restored by Jay Williams several years ago, and is usually housed at the Upper Pittsgrove Township Hall in a building created by the Boy Scouts. To begin the Daretown Day festivities, it will be fired at the grounds of the Old Pittsgrove Presbyterian Church at 9am. The Opening Ceremony will then be held inside the historic 1767 brick church.
At 10am, the parade will run through Daretown, from the New Pittsgrove Presbyterian Church to the Daretown School. Parking will be available beside the Daretown School, at the Pittsgrove Baptist Church, and in a few other areas around town. Once the road is closed, it will be time to set your lawnchairs along Daretown Road and enjoy the parade. The parade will include floats by local churches and non-profit organizations, tractors, antique vehicles, veterans, fire engines, cyclists, and others marching through Daretown. The parade will begin at 10am and run until approximately 11:30am.
The afternoon activities will center at the Daretown School, with a Welcoming Ceremony at 12 noon. There will be information booths by several local non-profits, games and activities for children, reenactors, spinning demonstrations, pony rides, chickens on display, food and treats, antique cars, tractors, fire engines, historical displays, and so much more! There will be a Kiddie Tractor Pull at 2pm; registration is from 12:30-1:30pm. At the Pittsgrove Baptist Church, there will be a hot air balloon on display for people to walk through. This will be an event not to miss!
Live musical entertainment will be provided throughout the afternoon from 12:30-4pm. Performers include Sweet Mercy (a bluegrass/Southern rock group), Pittsgrove Presbyterian Church, Woodstown Presbyterian Church, Faith Orthodox Presbyterian Church Brass Band, Aldine Methodist Church, and Fellowship Bible Church.
Inside Daretown School will be several historical displays on Upper Pittsgrove history, including a historic powerpoint presentation, a slideshow on the Barns of Upper Pittsgrove, a Greater Elmer Area Historical Society display, and local genealogy information. Histories of the area will be available for sale.
Every attending household will receive a free program booklet, which will include the program of the day and a tour guide of all the buildings of Daretown, as well as advertisements from those who have contributed to planning this day. There will also be commemorative tee-shirts for sale with a specially designed drawing of Daretown landmarks.
The day will end at 4pm with a Closing Ceremony and a final firing of the Pole Tavern Cannon at the Daretown School. Be sure to come to Daretown for this special celebration and community gathering!

On Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 4:00pm, join us for an inspirational concert of Christian music performed by a 50+ voice choir with members from New Jersey & Pennsylvania churches.
The concert will feature unique arrangements of familiar anthems as well as an original work by David Hobbs in honor of Pittsgrove Presbyterian Church’s 275th Anniversary.  

David Hobbs, Guest Director
Joseph Krupa, Guest pianist
Jodi Bohr, Guest organist 

A reception of light refreshments will follow.

312 DARETOWN ROAD, ELMER, NJ 08318 856-358-1104