Fayetteville celebrates 150 years


By Cindi Berding

Fayetteville’s day of celebration of 150 years as an incorporated village was a big success. On Saturday, August 4th, over 400 people attended the Fayetteville Fire Department and the Village of Fayetteville to join in the day’s activities, while enjoying one another’s company and learning more about their history together. Fayetteville’s Historic Celebration Committee wants to thank everyone in the community that supported this event!

A special thank you to the Knights of Columbus, Fr. Sourd Council 2423 for providing the pork tenderloin sandwiches, Fayetteville Girl Scout Troops, the Fayetteville Rocket Band, and Fayetteville Boy Scout Troop 456. During the opening ceremony, we heard from Doug Green, State Representative, Phyllis Kemper, OSU, Congregational Minister, the Ursulines of Brown County, Kathleen Johnson, President of Fayetteville-Perry School Board, Randy Carson, Mayor, Village of Fayetteville, and Cindi Berding, representing Fayetteville’s Historic Celebration Committee. We were pleased to honor Jake Young, the first Eagle Scout in 30 years from Troop 456. The Scavenger Hunt, and self-guided Walking History tour were enjoyed and then our homegrown bands provided entertainment as we shared a potluck dinner, and then watched the play, “Honour, Integrity, and Liberty” followed by the square dance. 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 has been much appreciated by the committee. You can visit us on Facebook at Fayetteville Historical Committee.