Ridgeway will celebrate 200th birthday on Saturday

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 26 June 2013 at 12:00 am

Town will show off renovations to Town Hall, honor citizens

Photo by Tom Rivers – Brian Napoli, Ridgeway town supervisor, stands outside the town hall, which was recently upgraded. Ridgeway will have an open house Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the building, 410 West Ave.

MEDINA – The town is inviting the public to come see renovations to the town hall on Saturday, and also to help mark Ridgeway’s 200th birthday.

The celebration will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon at 410 West Ave. Ridgeway actually reached its bicentennial last year, when contractors were working on the town building. Now that the work is complete, the town wants to show off the town hall, and mark its 200th birthday.

State Sen. George Maziarz, R-Newfane, and State Assemblyman Steve Hawley, R-Batavia, are expected on Saturday with formal proclamations in honor of the bicentennial. County Legislators Dave Callard and Lynne Johnson also are expected to help celebrate the milestone.

Town Supervisor Brian Napoli will present honorary citations to the Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Company for their work in the community and to historian Richard Nellist.

Mary Woodruff became the first woman ever to serve on the Town Board when she was appointed in March 2012. She was then elected to councilwoman last November. She will also be recognized on Saturday.