HACC learns history of Murphy Theatre


The Health Alliance of Clinton County (HACC) held its quarterly meeting at McCoy’s Banquet Center on the evening of July 18.

President Louanne Blumberg welcomed 22 members. HACC board member Frances Sharp proceeded with the invocation followed by a wonderful summer buffet dinner.

Following dinner Jennifer Hollon discussed her book on the historic Murphy Theatre entitled: The People, The Entertainment & The Monument.

Jennifer’s father, Dr. H.R. Bath, was a great collector of history and had a large amount of material on the Murphy Theatre.

In 1928, John Phillip Sousa played at the Murphy Theatre and Jennifer’s dad and great-grandfather attended the performance.

Her wonderful memories of the Murphy prompted her to conduct research and compile a book to celebrate 100 years of the theatre. Jennifer shared a few historic photographs of the theatre. The members thanked her for a very interesting and entertaining presentation.

The evening concluded with a short business meeting. Committee reports were given by the members. The nominating committee presented the slate of officers for 2018. The next general meeting will be Oct. 24 at Cape May Community Room.

The Health Alliance of Clinton County exists for the purpose of financially assisting health care needs in our extended community. “Community” is defined as those residing in or receiving medical services in the county.

For more information on the HACC, please visit healthallianceclinton.org.

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