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Christmas in June? Yes, that’s part of 150th events in southern York County’s Glen Rock.

For months, the Glen Rock Sesquicentennial Committee has been raising funds for the borough’s 150th anniversary celebration by issuing souvenir wooden nickels commemorating important aspects of the town’s history. The nickels have featured the Glen Rock Carol Singers; William Heathcote, the founder of Glen Rock; the Heathcote Woolen Mill that was on Baltimore Street; and the Cold Spring Motel that operated on Main Street. This issue features the building on Main Street that stood from 1856 until Aero Oil bought it in 1961 and demolished it to build a Phillips 66 service station. For details about the nickels or the June 5-13 celebration, call 235-1528 or visit www.glenrock150.org. Also of interest: Add obscure marker to list of things to see in Glen Rock and Books about Glen Rock abound, and there’s a lot of history to write about and Is mystery railroad the old Glen Rock-area narrow gauge?

The Glen Rock Carol Singers, usually donning their capes and top hats on Christmas morn, will make a warm weather appearance at the southern York County borough’s upcoming 150th anniversary.
The anniversary schedule follows, according to a York Daily Record/Sunday News story (5/10/10):

– June 5 will include the Glen Rock Street Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A time capsule will be opened at 9:30 a.m. at the ambulance building, followed by a concert beginning at 10 a.m. Music begins at 6:30 p.m. at the park. The day concludes with fireworks at about 9:30 p.m.
– June 6 includes a program at Zion Lutheran Church featuring Dr. Charles Glatfelter speaking on the history of the three churches in town, followed by a community church service.
– June 7 features a wine-tasting at 7 p.m. at 55A Main St., tickets required; and a free walking history tour will start at 7 p.m.
– June 8 features a program honoring internationally known march king and native son Roland Seitz, with a concert beginning at 7:15 p.m. and dedication of a plaque at 7:30 p.m.
– June 9 is an evening in the park sponsored by the recreation board.
– June 10, Christmas in June, features a Glen Rock Carol Singers concert at 7 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church.
– June 11, “Honoring Our Vets,” sponsored by American Legion Post 403, opens with military displays and vehicles at 2 p.m. A POW/MIA ceremony takes place at 7 p.m., followed by a flag retirement ceremony at 8 p.m.
– June 12 features a Civil War jewelry and fashion show beginning at 11 a.m. at Glen Rock Mill Inn; ticket required. The Gala Parade begins at 2 p.m., traveling Hanover Water, Main and Manchester streets and ending at the Legion Post Home.
– June 13 includes the Glen Rock Hose & Ladder Car Show beginning at noon at Glen Rock Community Park, and the burial of the time capsule at 4 p.m. at the park.
All events are free and open to the public.
Also of interest about Glen Rock:
Museum goer: ‘I really like these old pictures of Glen Rock’.
Parade Music Prince Roland Seitz: From Shrewsbury Township -Glen Rock to Friday Night Lights.
Mystery of Glen Rock-area’s Narrow Gauge Road deepens.
This time, entrepreneur in York County’s Glen Rock bet on the wrong horse.
Glen Rock hilltop farm: ‘You cannot stay stressed here for long’.
Add obscure marker to list of things to see in Glen Rock
Glen Rock marked site of AMP/Tyco’s first Pa. plant .
Foustown now a ghost town: Raid there once netted 300 barrels of quality firewater.