Published: 03/08/2017

Evangelical Community Hospital Supports Milton’s Bicentennial Celebration

This year, the Borough of Milton is celebrating its 200th anniversary. In recognition of this significant milestone, the Milton Historical Society has organized a multi-faceted, multi-month celebration through June, 2017. These events will culminate with a Celebration Day, on Saturday, June 17, that will feature a large afternoon parade, an evening Gala Concert—performed by the Milton Community Band and Milton Community Choir, and fireworks to cap off the night.

To show its support for the strength of the communities served by Evangelical Community Hospital, the Hospital has proudly sponsored the Gala Concert.  As part of this effort, the Milton Community Band has commissioned a special musical score, entitled The Miltonian. This original piece of music will be performed for the first time in public by the Milton Community Band, conducted by Brett T. Hosterman, during the Gala Concert.

“Evangelical is fully in support of healthy communities and healthy communities offer more than just a place to reside—they provide access to the arts, a connection to history, opportunities for families to create memories, and more,” said Kendra Aucker, President and CEO. “To be able to sponsor this event in some way, to show our support for one of the vital communities touched by our healthcare services, is an honor.”

John Meckley, President of the Milton Historical Society, said “Evangelical Community Hospital is an integral part of our community and its history.  We are grateful for the many ways that Evangelical improves the health and lives of the members of our community and appreciate Evangelical’s generous support of our Bicentennial celebration.”

The Gala Concert will be held on June 17, 2017 in Milton Area High School’s Alumni Stadium and will be followed by a large fireworks display. For more information on all of the activities marking Milton’s 200thanniversary, visit



Evangelical is a non-profit organization that employs over 1,600 individuals and has more than 170 employed and non-employed physicians on staff. The Hospital is licensed to accommodate 132 overnight patients, 12 acute rehab patients and 18 bassinets. The Hospital serves residents throughout the Central Susquehanna Valley, including those living in Snyder, Union, Northumberland, and Lycoming Counties.



The Milton Historical Society is a nonprofit corporation that is dedicated to educating the public concerning the history and origins of the greater Milton community, collecting and preserving historical material and artifacts and encouraging the preservation of local, historic sites and structures.


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PHOTO: Kendra Aucker, President and CEO of Evangelical Community Hospital and John Meckley, Milton Historical Society President and Chairman of the Bicentennial Committee, display the musical score commissioned specifically for Milton’s 200th anniversary celebration.