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Center Point to celebrate 150th

Monday, August 28, 2006

By DIANE DIERKS

cddierks@yahoo.com

The town of Center Point will celebrate its 150th anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.

There will be a hog roast, 50-gallon pot of soup beans, cornbread, cakes, pies and ice cream.

The Jackson Township Band will present a selection of patriotic and old-fashion music.

Jeff Koehler, Clay county historian will be on hand to answer questions about the town's history and there will be a featured slide presentation of the 1956 centennial celebration.

Historic photographs will be displayed in the Masonic Lodge and a reading of the town's history is planned for the event.

There will also be a time for residents to share their favorite memories and family stories.

Festivities will take place on the firehouse grounds and tables and chairs will be set up in the fire house and the Masonic Lodge in case of rain.

History books will be available to take home and the evening will conclude with a fireworks display by Aerial Arts Fireworks and Party Explosion.

Everyone is invited to attend this grand celebration as it promises not only to be a fun-filled evening, but an opportunity to learn more about community history.

For more information, please contact Ron Moon, sesquicentennial committee chairman at 812-835-3931 or Roger Campbell, recording secretary at 812-835-2151.



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