Springfield Turns 200, Internet hosting Bicentennial Kickoff Occasion March twenty eighth
SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn Information) – When you have not heard the thrill, the Metropolis of Springfield is celebrating its two hundredth birthday this yr. Town was initially included in 1819. To have a good time this very particular benchmark, town might be internet hosting varied occasions all year long that spotlight town’s historical past, id, and heritage. The primary of these occasions would be the Bicentennial Kickoff Occasion and Historical past Evening to be held on Thursday, March twenty eighth at 7:00pm on the Springfield Center College Auditorium.
The occasion is free to attend and can characteristic three native historians giving transient shows on particular matters in Springfield’s historical past. The shows embody:
– “The Early Days of Springfield” by Yolanda Reid, Robertson County Archivist and historian
– “Inns, Taverns, and Ordinaries” by Charlotte Reedy, native historian and retired instructor
– “The Wild and Wooly Occasions of Springfield” by Invoice Jones, native historian
The occasion may even characteristic the revealing of the official bicentennial t-shirt and design contest winner. Fifth graders from Springfield colleges had been invited to submit design concepts to be endlessly embedded in historical past if chosen to be featured on the shirt. Contest prizes for 1st, 2nd, and third locations have been donated by Walmart of Springfield.
“We’re excited to have a good time 200 years of Springfield,” stated Gina Holt, Metropolis Supervisor. “Our kickoff occasion will characteristic the previous, current, and way forward for Springfield and we’re grateful for our native historians and our native college students for his or her willingness to be part of it.”
The entire submitted contest designs might be displayed within the lobby of the auditorium for attendees to view and recognize what Springfield means to our native college students. Official t-shirts and refreshments may even be out there on the market.
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