Holy Cross is Turning 70!
Help us celebrate our 70th Anniversary on Sunday, September 11th.
We are holding one celebration service on Sunday, September 11 at 10:30 am at Holy Cross (no early service will be available that day). Immediately afterwards, a picnic lunch will be served. Inflatables and other kids’ games will also be available.
The North Anthony Block Party follows from 1:00 - 6:00 pm with fun for the whole family. Join us at the North Anthony Corridor for an afternoon of food, drink, merriment, and a host of other activities!
Food trucks, ice cream, live music, bounce house, two-mile walk/run, demonstrations, games, artists and more!
Our 70th anniversary party, combined with the North Anthony Block Party, celebrates Holy Cross’s rich history. Starting in 1945 after the Great Depression and World War II, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church purchased ten acres of land for $8,000 and the Rev. Henry Eggold began serving as the founding pastor of Holy Cross.
At that time, the surrounding area was significantly smaller than it is today. Charlotte Avenue was the northern Fort Wayne city boundary, North Anthony Boulevard ended at Crescent Avenue and Coliseum Boulevard did not even exist.
According to Arch’s website, North Anthony was a key part of the 1911 Park and Boulevard Plan for Fort Wayne and has grown into a thriving residential community.
Holy Cross is proud to be a part of the North Anthony Corridor. Bringing together our 70th anniversary celebration with the North Anthony Block Party will be a great way to celebrate our community and our church.
Join us on September 11 for a fantastic day of celebrating 70 years!