By WLOS Staff
SWANNANOA, North Carolina (WLOS) — A Western North Carolina church marked a major milestone on Saturday.
Saint Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Swannanoa celebrated its 85th anniversary with a special mass and community festival at Grovemont Park on Oct. 16.
The festival included food, games, music, dunk tank and a bouncy house.
Father Brian Becker reflected on the church’s history on this special day.
“It’s really wonderful to have a church here in North Carolina that goes all the way back to 1936,” Becker said. “The celebration has given us a chance to go through our archives and see all the great gifts God has given to his parish over such a long time, which is such a rare thing in North Carolina.”
Saint Margaret Mary Catholic Church is the second-oldest Catholic church in Western N.C.
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Hendersonville was established in 1912.
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