Bicentennial plans include gala parade

Meeting set for June 12

Warrensburgh Museum of Local History

Warrensburgh Museum of Local History

— Plans are now forming to hold a “Warrensburg Day” next year on July 4 to celebrate the bicentennial of the town’s founding.

The concept for the gala event, to be held at the Warren County Fairgrounds, has been under discussion recently by the Warrensburg Bicentennial Committee.

Committee members proposed that the event include a parade from downtown to the fairgrounds, north of downtown on Schroon River Road. Committee member Ray Hensler, a member of the group and a local Boy Scout Leader, has volunteered to organize the parade.

Bicentennial events may include historical tours through downtown,train trips to Warrensburg aboard the Saratoga & North Creek Railway, a scavenger hunt and garden contests. Committee members also suggested a celebration to be held at Hickory Hill Ski Center.

Also under consideration is a ceremonial Burial of Unknown Odd Fellows followed by a reception at the Warrensburgh Museum of Local History, This event is scheduled for June 15, 2013 in the Warrensburg Cemetery.

At the Committee meeting, it was noted that the local 50-Plus Club is considering ordering tote bags, bearing the town’s bicentennial logo, to be offered for sale to local citizens and at the World’s Largest Garage Sale — the town’s signature event held in October.

Bicentennial memorabilia under consideration include T-shirts, pins, small banners for houses, and commemorative holiday ornaments.

Also, committee members stated that the Morning Glory is the official flower of Warrensburg’s bicentennial flower. Citizens will be asked to plant them, along with Black-eyed Susans, the flower commemorating Warren County’s bicentennial, which also occurs in 2013.

The next meeting of the Warrensburg Bicentennial Committee is set for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 12 at the Warrensburg town hall on Main St. All those interested in helping plan the celebration of the town’s founding in 1813 are urged to attend. For details or to volunteer, contact Sandi Parisi at 623-2207.

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