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Banners celebrate Barre’s 200th anniversary

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 29 May 2018 at 4:24 pm

Photos by Tom Rivers: New banners were installed about a week ago on Route 98 in the Barre Center hamlet to promote the town’s bicentennial.

Barre will celebrate its 200th anniversary from June 29 to July 1. There will be a Bicentennial Festival on June 29-30 at the Barre Town Park on Route 98. Friday hours will be from 2 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 10 p.m. There will be a parade on Saturday, June 30, starting at 10 a.m. The parade route will be from East Barre Road north to the Town Park. There will be games, dances, music and food both days. There will be fireworks on Saturday, June 30.

In addition the Town Hall,  Fire Hall, Barre Center Church, West Barre Church, Pine Hill School House and the Pine Hill Airport will also be open for tours. Barre Center Presbyterian Church will be hosting a chicken barbecue on June 30 starting at 4 p.m. Tickets are pre-sale only and are available at the Barre Deli and the Town Hall. West Barre Church will be hosting a quilt show.

This banner celebrates the town’s agricultural roots.

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