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BURDETT BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
Saturday, June 1, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
The Village of Burdett plans a bicentennial Saturday, June 1st. The festivities begin at noon, rain or shine, along Main Street, which will be closed to traffic between Church Street and Lake Avenue. Organizers say more than a dozen arts and crafts vendors will participate in the event. The world-famous Declan’s Lemonade will offer cold drinks. Burdett Presbyterian Church will offer ice cream cones, sundaes and root beer floats. Berta’s Café and The Old H&E Grill will be open. My Place Play & Learning Center will provide activities for the kids. A pie-eating contest is planned at 2pm. Cornhole boards for free play will be available throughout the afternoon at The Old H&E grill. The afternoon will feature live music provided by Jamie Potter, Erich Asperschlager, Scott Adams and Brett Beardsley and Due South. From noon to 6 pm, there will be historic displays in the community room at the new firehouse, along with a PowerPoint presentation on the history of the Burdett Volunteer Fire Department and its volunteers. There will also be displays by Burdett area artists. The displays were done with the support of the Schuyler County historical Society. The Ladies’ Wednesday Afternoon Club will sell copies of “Historic Burdett Celebrates 200 Years.” The 140-page book looks at notable people and places in and around Burdett. A limited number of copies of the club’s 1984 publication, “Burdett From the Beginning,” will also be available. Ladies’ Wednesday Afternoon Club members will offer two afternoon tours. A 12:15 narrated bus tour will visit historic sites in, and around the village. A $10 ticket includes an old-fashioned ice cream sundae. At 2pm, a narrated Ag & Winery bus tour is planned that includes stops at Burdett-area ag sites and tastings at Barry Family Cellars and Catherine Valley Winery. Tickets for the later tour are $20 each. Both tours will start and end at the new firehouse. A limited number of tickets are available for each tour. Contact Marty Evans at 607-592-9696.
At 4:30 pm, firefighters will make the “official” move by leading a procession of fire trucks and emergency vehicles from the old firehouse to the new firehouse.
Firefighters will host a free community dinner from 5:30 to 8 pm that includes hot dogs, hamburgers, sausage with peppers and onions, chips, cold drinks and dessert.
The day-long festivities will end with fireworks at dusk.
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