Montauk Christmas and Vespers Service in Clermont

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Montauk Christmas and Vespers Service in Clermont

Holiday visitors to Montauk between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8, will discover the historic Clermont home decked out in Christmas decor and ready for guests, as it would have been when Governor William Larrabee and his family lived there.

During the Clermont historic site’s annual Christmas Open House, the home will come to life as each room is decorated in its own unique style. This year, as in the past, different group, clubs, shops, and individuals have decorated various rooms throughout the elegant home.

In addition to horse-drawn wagon rides, entertainment will be provided throughout the afternoon by area piano students. Refreshments will also be provided for the public’s enjoyment.

Annual Vespers Service

In conjunction with Montauk’s open house, there will be a Vespers Service at 4:30 p.m. at Union Sunday School in Clermont. Organist Kathy Meier Schultz will provide the prelude and postlude music during the program.

In addition, Clermont Mayor Rodney Wagner will welcome the audience and present the scripture reading. Following the invocation and benediction by Reverend Les White, Pastor Lee Bolelyn will conduct the sermon.

Special music will be performed by North Fayette Valley students and the congregation will join in the singing of traditional hymns while accompanied by the historic Kimball pipe organ. Those in attendance will also be invited to help decorate the community Christmas tree.

Immediately following the Vespers Service will be a Christmas Soup and Sandwich Supper at the Clermont Opera House. A freewill offering will be accepted, with proceeds being used toward the purchase of a speaker system.  

The day’s festivities are sponsored by the Clermont Historical Society.

For further information, please contact Wade Schott, Montauk site manager, at (563) 423-7173, or Arline Davisson of the Clermont Historical Society at (563) 423-5561.


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