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Shelby gets ready for town’s 200th birthday party

Posted 11 June 2018 at 12:14 pm

Photos by Ginny Kropf: Town of Shelby employees working on the town’s 200th anniversary celebration Saturday stand next to a sign created for them by TakeForm Architectural Graphics. From left are Candy Koch, Town Clerk Darlene Rich, Lori Myhill, Hannah Forder and Town Historian Alice Zacher.

Shelby Town Historian Alice Zacher shows a bathing suit from the 1800s, with leggings, cap and an umbrella, which will be modeled at the fashion show Saturday commemorating the town of Shelby’s 200th anniversary.

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent

MEDINA – A committee formed more than a year ago has been making plans for a special celebration June 16 in observance of the Town of Shelby’s bicentennial.

Heading the committee are Town Historian Alice Zacher, Town Clerk Darlene Rich and Medina native and history buff Georgia Thomas, with help from town employees Hannah Forder, Miranda Bennett, Candy Koch and Lori Myhill.

The celebration will kick off at 9 a.m. at Shelby Town Hall with what Thomas calls an “awesome slide show.” There will be treats, such as old fashioned candy, cookies, scones and popcorn.

The town has been divided into four routes and maps will be provided to all visitors, who are encouraged to use the maps and go on a driving tour at their own pace.

A highlight of the celebration will be a fashion show at Oak Orchard Elementary School auditorium, featuring apparel from 1818 to 2018. Also at the school, local dignitaries will present proclamations to the town.

Both Shelby and East Shelby fire companies are planning special activities. Each will have an open house, with tours of their fire halls and refreshments.

At East Shelby, David Green is organizing a car show, featuring a vehicle from each decade, starting with the 1930s. Their event will run from 9:30 to 1 p.m.

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