Columbia County Bicentennial – 200th Anniversary Celebration
The Public is invited to the county wide Bicentennial Celebration that will begin Friday, March 22, 2013 at Noon at the courthouse with a re-enactment of Columbia County separating from Northumberland County. A Proclamation with Representative David Millard and dignitaries and Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble Re-enactment of Columbia County’s first Commissioners’ session.
Saturday, March 23, 2013 will kick off the day with a Bicentennial 5K Run/Walk followed by a large parade, exhibits at the Arts and Crafts Building and concluding with fireworks at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds.
Fairground Arts and Crafts – Building open 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. with vendors offering historical information about their club, business or organization, games and door prizes. Set-up will be available the day prior. Entertainment to include country singer Mike Lewis, David Morleand BTE’s Magic Show, and more. Exhibit registration forms due by March 1st, please contact Kathi Lynn at 784-9272 or klynn@CMAAA15.org or Diane Belusko at 784-9291 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
5K Run/Walk - Starts at 12:00 p.m. at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds Race Track (near the Grandstand). It is and out-and-back course that follows the Bicentennial Parade route. Pre-registration from 10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. 5K Run/Walk Registration Form required and $18.00 fee if paid by March 16th, $20.00 after. Awards given to top three overall male and female finishers. Medals for top three places in each age group for both male and female. Commemorative Bicentennial High performance T-shirts for the first 125 entrants. More information please go to www.neparunner.com or contact Wendy Calarco, Race Director, at (570) 204-1521 or email@example.com.
Parade – Forms at 12:45 p.m. and moves at 2:00 p.m. from Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital/Bloomsburg University parking lots to the grandstand entrance of the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds. Large parade to include bands, entertainment, floats, walkers and will highlight our communities and services. Businesses, organizations and individuals welcome and are required to fit Bicentennial theme “Columbia County – 200 Years.” Pre-registration by March 1st, please contact Parade Co-Chairs, Jim Brown at (570) 764-4485 or Jimmy Gilliland at (570) 389-4344 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Time Capsule – At 7:00 p.m. the contents of the Bicentennial Time Capsule will be displayed and sealed.
Fireworks – Show will begin at dusk set off at the Bloomsburg Fairground Race Track concluding the celebration.
Memorabilia – Commemorative mugs, metal sculpture by Kawneer, license plates available at courthouse and history book coming soon.
Downtown Window Painting – Decorating of businesses along the Bicentennial Parade Route. For more information please contact Adrienne Mael at 784-2522 or email@example.com, or Mark Jones at 389-8430 or firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more about our group, the Bicentennial events or to volunteer, please contact Commissioner David Kovach, Chairman, at (570) 389-5608 or Angela Crossley, Volunteer Chair at (570) 389-4526 or email@example.com or the contact information listed below. We invite the community to be involved in the planning and implementation of this special event.
Phone: (570) 389-5608
Event url: www.columbia-200.com
620 W 3rd Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
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