Barre working on bicentennial bash in 2018

Photos by Tom Rivers: Bracelets and lanyards promoting the Barre Bicentennial in 2018 are available for sale at the Barre Town Hall. Proceeds will go towards the 200th anniversary celebration next year.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 2 October 2017 at 10:50 pm

BARRE – The town has set a date for a bicentennial celebration at the Barre Town Park. The festivities will be held June 29-30, and July 1.

The activities are being planned by a Bicentennial Committee. Town Clerk Maureen Beach said fund-raising and sponsorships will determine just how big the party will be.

The Town of Barre will officially recognize its 200-year anniversary on March 6, 2018. There will be a recognition ceremony at the Barre Town Hall on that date and an open house with displays.

The bigger celebration will take place June 29 through July 1 primarily at the Barre Town Park. The committee so far is planning on having antique tractors, a car show, food, game booths, a parade, musical groups and other activities, as well as possibly fireworks.

The committee welcomes feedback and assistance in planning the event. The group meets 7 p.m. this Wednesday at the Barre Town Hall.

Barre town officials are looking forward to a 200th anniversary celebration for the town next year. They include Town Clerk Maureen Beach, Highway Superintendent Dale Brooks and Town Supervisor Mark Chamberlain.

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