Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Bovina Bicentennial Celebration, Update 14

NOTE, February 26: My apologies - this was supposed to have posted yesterday and in the flurry of activities I dropped the ball on this. I'm posting as originally intended. 

Today is Bovina's 200th Birthday. It was on this day in 1820 that the New York State Legislature enacted the legislation creating the town of Bovina. The act is recorded in Chapter 39 of the proceedings of the 43rd session of the New York State Legislature. That same act also created the towns of Wheeler in Steuben County and Beekmantown in Clinton County. 

We are launching our Bicentennial celebration this evening (February 25) with a pot-luck birthday party at the Bovina Community Hall from 6-9. Bring a dish to pass - refreshments (non-alcoholic) will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own refreshments (alcoholic or not). We will have a birthday cake by Lisa Stanton. And if you can't bring a dish to pass come anyway! There should be plenty.

Work continues on the big celebration for August 1 and 2, 2020 on McIntosh's flat in Bovina Center. We still could use volunteers for the parade and event under the tent committees.

We expect soon to have available rules and applications for parade entries. Start thinking about the kind of float you'd like to see in the parade and make it yourself!

Kristen Schneider is organizing a historic photo contest. We are looking for pictures of Bovina people, places, events and life from before 1970. 

In case you're curious, here's the section of the act that created the Town of Bovina:

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