Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Bovina Bicentennial Celebration, Update 9

The Bovina Bicentennial committee met on September 14 to discuss plans for the upcoming celebration. Here's the tentative schedule for the celebration weekend:

Saturday, August 1

Parade – 10 am - floats will be on display throughout the afternoon

Food/vendors under the tent – noon to 4 pm
Children's games - throughout the afternoon

Vintage baseball game – 2 pm
Evening music program – 7 pm

Sunday, August 2

Community picnic - noon - bring a dish to pass, if able. If you cannot, come anyway, there should be plenty

Other events during the year

February 25 - 200th Anniversary of the creation of Bovina - event TBA
March 7 - we will hold a 're-creation' of the first town meeting on the 200th anniversary of that meeting, with Bovina's younger citizens carrying out the program
July (tentative) - program at the Maynard School celebrating all of Bovina's one-room schools
July 18 - Bovina Day - community yard sale

Fund raising

We currently have $4900 in the Bicentennial fund. I am requesting another $1000 from the town of Bovina and will be seeking grant funds from several sources. 

The Bovina Historical Society will be hosting a book signing party for the recently released History of the Town of Bovina, Delaware County, New York on Thursday, October 17 starting at 6 pm. Copies of the book will be for sale, as will the Bovina Bicentennial Posters. All proceeds from the evening will benefit the Town of Bovina Bicentennial fund.

Stay tuned. More projects are in the works, including a knitting project to create a Bovina afghan.

No comments:

Post a Comment