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Hague to celebrate bicentennial

The bicentennial weekend will conclude with a Recognition and Time Capsule Ceremony at 11 a.m.

The community is rich in history and many families have links to the original land owners of Hague. For the seasonal families, many have seen five and six generations living in the very homes their ancestors purchased, de Buys explained.

The bicentennial committee members are expecting between 1,000 and 1,500 people to attend the events.

The reunion sub-committee has formed the Hague Central Alumni Association, open to all former-students teachers and friends of the Hague Central School. The association has a database of 400 former students and hopes the reunion attendance will approach 200.

By creating an alumni association the friends of Hague Central School, whether student, teachers, staff member or interested citizen, can help keep alive the memory of Hague Central School, explained Judy Stock, vice chairwoman of the bicentennial committee.

The first bicentennial committee meeting was held in 2003, and planning for specific bicentennial events has been going on for over 18 months.

The historical sub-committee renovated the Clifton F West Memorial Room, which opened in May of this year. The committee also enlisted the help of some area young people prepare the time capsule, which will be opened in 50 years.

Along with the bicentennial committee and its sub-committees, the milestone event will be put on with help from the town staff, the Hague Historical Society, the Hague Fish & Game Club, The Hague Chronicle and the Chamber of Commerce.

The merchandise committee will sell bicentennial sweatshirts, t-shirts, polo shirts, mugs, souvenir coins and pens.

Public parking will be available in the private lot across from the town park and in the two town lots on Route 8. Car pools are encouraged.

For meal tickets and further information, call the Hague town hall at 543-6161.

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