See scenes from the Jenkintown parish’s anniversary Mass Oct. 17, followed by a block party for the community on West Avenue in the borough. Read about the parish’s long history in Montgomery County. (Photos by Sarah Webb)

Youngsters enjoy their bow and arrows the balloon aristist made for them.

Youngsters enjoy the handiwork of a balloon artist at the parish celebration.

TR Poley uses his baloon bow and arrown to hunt his sister Winifred who's face is painted like a tiger.

TR Poley, left, aimsĀ his balloon bow and arrow at a tiger, his sister Winifred.

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The interior of Immaculate Conception Parish, Jenkintown.

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Deacon Al Clay and Monsignior Diamond greet parishoners and guests after mass.

Deacon Al Clay and Monsignior Diamond greet parishoners and guests after mass.

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West Ave. in Jenkintown in front of Immaculate Conception was shut down to traffic after mass for the festivities.

West Avenue in Jenkintown in front of Immaculate Conception Church was shut down to traffic for the festivities after Mass.

Cupcakes provided by Sweet Box dessert truck.

Cupcakes were provided by Sweet Box dessert truck.

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Deacon Al Clay reads the Gospel.

Deacon Alvin Clay proclaims the Gospel.

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Msgr. David Diamond, pastor of Immaculate Conception, preaches the homily.

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Msgr. Diamond gratefully accepts the offertory gifts from faithful parishioners.

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