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All-County Church Picnic, Gospel Sing-a-Long set for Sunday, Sept. 26

Special to The Cuero Record

In the early 1800’s DeWitt County settlers would walk to the nearest neighbor’s or central location to have church services. They learned where low water crossings were along the rivers and creeks. They sometimes fought off marauding Indians or white outlaws

Everything those early colonists did contribute to what DeWitt County is today.

As part of the 175th anniversary of this county, there will be an All-County Church Picnic and Gospel Sing-a-Long on Sunday, Sept. 26, at 1 p.m. It will be held at the Presbyterian Church Pavilion and Grounds. It is located next to DeWitt County Courthouse at the corner of Clinton and Courthouse streets in Cuero. Church bells in and around Cuero will ring a 1 p.m. to mark the beginning of the event.

Close to 50 singers representing today’s churches from throughout the county will lead the sing-a-long starting at 1:30. Songs of praise and redemption from the 1800s will help celebrate this historic time for this county.

Those attending should bring a picnic lunch for you and your family. Water will be available.

DeWitt County Historical Commission along with gospel hymn sing-a-long director Rebecca Reese Dawson will provide a program with hymn verses and brief histories of many of the churches founded here between 1846 and 1896.

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