Tuesday, December 31, 2013

‘Walk’ recreation to mark Lake Worth church’s centennial | www.mypalmbeachpost.com

Lot's of good historical information about St. Andrews Episcopal Church and the relationship with Holy Trinity in West Palm Beach by Eliot Kleinberg. Check out how they will be commemorating their 100th anniversary. Click title for link.
Before St. Andrew’s opened in 1914, the Cook family, Episcopalians, walked every Sunday, to attend services at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in West Palm Beach.
Mrs. Arthur Cook; daughters Alice Maud and Florence May; and son Wilfred walked 7 miles each way. The four carried a lantern, as they often returned to Lake Worth after dark.
Holy Trinity’s rector at the time, the Rev. Gilbert Ottman, took pity on the Cook family and helped them found St. Andrew’s.
At 4 p.m. Sunday, parishioners and guests in 1914 attire will meet at St. Andrew’s and caravan up Dixie Highwayto recreate the Cook family’s walk over what was once a shell rock road.
That is quite a walk.