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Stony Creek to observe co.’s 200th

Although it’s one of the least populated municipalities in Warren County, the town of Stony Creek will be celebrating in a big way this year as its citizens observe the county’s Bicentennial, town Historian Cindy Cameron announced this week.

On March 12 at 2 p.m. the Stony Creek Methodist Church will be ringing its bell to commemorate 200 years — to the very day — since the county’s founding, she said. This historic Methodist church will be joining dozens of others around the county in this historic observance.

In addition, Stony Creek is also hosting several signature events to honor the Bicentennial.

During Stony Creek’s annual Mountain Festival — a celebration of traditional rural culture — a historical timeline of the last 200 years will be presented twice in the afternoon of both days of the festival, to be held Aug. 3 and 4.

Also, a traditional Mountain Folk Music Concert is to be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Green Meadows Recreation Field, with special recognition accorded to the county’s history. The presentation is sponsored by the Stony Creek Library.

Throughout the year, county Bicentennial post cards and pins are also being sold.

A Bicentennial magazine which includes individual summaries of the history of Warren County’s municipalities, is now available locally.

Showcasing the history of each town, this magazine features a selection of prominent citizens through the years, photographs of historic buildings, and details of Bicentennial events. The publication — compiled by various local historians and volunteers — can be obtained at the Stony Creek Library, the town hall, the local post office, the Stony Creek Marketplace, Thousand Acres Ranch Resort, Tavern Sixteen, and the Wash Basin. For more information on the county’s history, vintage photos and Bicentennial events, see: www.warrenny200.org.

Those with questions or comments are invited to call Cameron at 696-2838.

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