Sunday, May 7, 2017

Reports on Bovina Celebrations, Past and Future

On April 22, I held my third annual Bovina Historian program at the Bovina Community Hall. The topic of my presentation was "Bovina Celebrates." The program was a review of past Bovina celebrations from the town's early days to the current century. I've written about Bovina celebrations in this blog. I did a two part series on town picnics, starting with 1918 and taking it to near the present. They are from May 31 and July 2, 2009:

I also related the earliest reported celebration in Bovina when the town observed the 50th anniversary of U.S. Independence:

In July 2016, I shared some pictures from the town's celebration of the Nation's Bicentennial in July 1976:

The following month, I shared more pictures, this time from Bovina's "Old Home Day" in 1956:

The last big birthday Bovina celebrated was its 175th in 1995. Here's the poster advertising this anniversary:

As to the future, Bovina is rapidly approaching its Bicentennial - 2020 to be exact. By the end of this year, I hope to have a committee established to start planning how best to celebrate this significant birthday. I'm open to ideas, so pass them along.

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