An official grand opening ceremony was held Sunday afternoon to launch the James A. Rutherford Funeral Home, formerly Heinbuck Funeral Home.
The event included a performance by members of Stratford Police Pipes and Drums and a blessing by Rev. Fr. Dick Bester. Several elected officials were on hand to offer greetings.
Rutherford purchased the funeral home – which was established in 1923 – from John and Nora Kechnie and Gerald Cook earlier this year.
North Easthope native said he is pleased to be able to continue the Heinbuck tradition in the community.