The Sanford Area Sesquicentennial year is upon us and in 2020 we will celebrate 150 years. Just as in 1970 (at the Centennial for 100 years) the scope of the celebration includes the areas of Averill, Edenville, Hope, Olson and Sanford.
The Sesquicentennial Committee is indebted to all those who have contributed so far to the planning. The Committee urges everyone to be a part of the process whether it’s in the planning, executing or just the enjoying of the events. It’s your community—make it your Sesquicentennial by participating in some way.
We celebrate not just because we are proud of our ancestors, but because we are proud of our communities today, and hold high hopes for our future when our 200th birthday happens in 2070 that those people then will look back to the Sesquicentennial and marvel at the celebration we enjoyed.
In a sense, by participating in the Sesquicentennial, you are in some small way, passing on our history to future generations. Those generations will look back one day and thank you for holding the Sanford Area Sesquicentennial in 2020.
If you would like to help, contact the Sanford Centennial Museum at 989-687-9048, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.sanfordhist.org/2020.htm for more information. You’ll be glad you did.