Planning for Georgetown Bicentennial

By Nancy Montgomery – 

June 20-23, 2019, will mark the 200th birthday celebration of Georgetown, Ohio. It will be a busy and entertaining weekend honoring the community and its history.
Approximately 30 volunteers, under the leadership of Sue McKinley, have been gathering to plan the event. If you would like to volunteer to be a part of the planning of the festivities or if you are interested in sponsoring an event at the celebration, you are encouraged to contact the Village Offices to obtain more information.
The celebration will open with a parade Thursday night, June 20, 2019, followed by a concert on the courthouse square.
Friday, June 21, 2019, will feature a BBQ cook off, a bake off, a skatepark event, tours of the recycling center, a performance by the Christian Theater for Children at the Gaslight Theater, and a performance by a known gospel group.
Saturday’s, June 22, 2019, activities will include a car show, an antique tractor show, a children’s tractor pull, a quilt show, a craft show, a 3 on 3 basketball tournament, an art show, house and garden tours, and activities on the courthouse square.
Sunday, June 23, 2019, will feature an old-fashioned community church service at 11:00 AM on the square followed by an old-fashioned chicken dinner with appropriate entertainment. Following the chicken dinner an old-fashioned baseball game will be held at the Katharyn Hanlon Park. At dark there will be a fireworks display.
Throughout the weekend will be an encampment at the Grant Homestead. Bicentennial memorabilia as well as a book documenting the history of Georgetown will be available for purchase. There will also be carnival rides on the square, games for children and contests for adults throughout the weekend.
The hours for the event will be Thursday, June 20, 2019, 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM; Friday, June 21, 2019, 10:00 AM-11:00PM; Saturday, June 22, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM; and Sunday, June 23, 2019, 11 AM – after the fireworks.
There is plenty more planning to do! For the parade, we are especially looking for antique cars and floats reminiscent of the past. A Bicentennial Park, located on the north side of the empty lot next to the United Methodist Church, will be dedicated during the weekend. It. There will be a time capsule planted during the celebration in Bicentennial Park. If you have ideas of what should be included in the time capsule, email Andy Clift at andrew.scott.clift@gmail.com.
A competition for the design of a Georgetown flag will be held. More details will be announced in the near future. Information will be shared in the local newspaper as well as on Georgetown Ohio Special Events on Facebook.
If you have any questions or would like to attend a future planning committee or volunteer for any event, please call the Village Administrator, at 937-378-6395 extension 1003. Leave your name, number, and a message, and someone will call you back.