Fayetteville to celebrate 150 years


By Cindi Berding

The special day of celebrations for Fayetteville’s 150th birthday on Saturday, August 4th is fast approaching.

Fayetteville’s Historic Celebration Committee wants to thank the Fayetteville Fire Department for hosting this special day at the firehouse. Everyone is excited! The day begins at 2 p.m. with the opening ceremony.

The Scavenger Hunt begins at 3 p.m. and the supported self-guided tour begins at 3:05 p.m. Whether you know a little or a lot about Fayetteville’s history, please join us for these fun filled activities.

Music by our homegrown talented bands begins at 5 p.m, with a community potluck at 6 p.m.

The re-enactment of the 1968 play, “Honour, Integrity, and Liberty” begins at 7:30 p.m, followed by a square dance at 8:30 p.m. Make sure to bring your own chairs.

The mural, “Greetings from Fayetteville,” painted by Fayetteville High School students, has been installed on the east side of Fayetteville’s Village Hall.

The committee would like to thank John’s Flowers in Fayetteville for donating and installing plantings for the base of the mural and for donating and planting the flowering spirea for the bell tower at the Fayetteville Fire House.

This event has truly been a work of our community for our community. There continues to be much community interest and involvement, all of which is much appreciated by the committee. You can now visit us on Facebook at Fayetteville Historical Committee.