OnMonday, March 4, 2013, Connersville, Indiana, will celebrate its official 200th
To celebrate this auspicious occasion the Connersville Bicentennial Committee and the Fayette County Public Library have collaborated to celebrate and host an impressive birthday party starting at 3:30 P.M. at the Fayette County Public Library. This promises to be an exciting event on a very important occasion.
This Bicentennial event will begin with a welcome and remarks by John Conner (portrayed by Daniel Phelps of FCPL), followed by remarks from Mike Sparks, Chairman of the Bicentennial Committee, and also by Anne Marie Short, new library director, and Melissa Scott, Assist. Library Director. A special Bicentennial Invocation will be given. Mayor Leonard Urban will make a few remarks and read a Bicentennial Proclamation
marking this memorable occasion.
At 4:00 P.M., Ron Wood, Ed Herrell, and CHS Students who are members of the “Team Lead” project (sponsored by The Link), will open a time capsule that was part of the August 15, 1998, 100th birthday celebration of the former Rex Buggy Company. Ford/Visteon employees made a custom, stainless steel time capsule/receptacle to hold historic material related to the past 100 years of the company.
Around 4:30 P.M. Stan Howard will premier his own especially-written song for the
Bicentennial, and he plans to sing “Thank you, Connersville” by Tom T. Hall.
John Conner, Mike Sparks, and Mayor Urban will present Bicentennial Birthday Certificates to local citizens celebrating birthdays on March 4. Stan Howard will lead the audience in the singing of “Happy Birthday” followed by the serving of birthday cake, lemonade, popcorn, and fellowship, especially fellowship with John Conner. There will be special activities available for children in the Children’s Department of the library. Adults may be interested in visiting the“Indiana Room” while at the library. Library staff members will be on hand to assist visitors. Attendees are invited to dress in period clothes for this special festive event.
Any resident of Fayette County who will be celebrating a birthday on March 4 and
who plans to attend the celebration should contact the Fayette County Public Library at 827-0883, leaving his/her name and the spelling of the name in order to be recognized and to receive a special Bicentennial Birthday Certificate that day.
Anyone with questions or needing further information may call the library and talk to
Anne Marie Herold-Short or Melissa Scott.