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Heuvelton centennial committee looking for volunteers

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HEUVELTON –The Heuvelton Centennial Committee is looking for volunteers to help plan its 100-year celebration.

Events marking Heuvelton’s 100th year are tentatively scheduled for Dec. 26 to 28. Village trustees have allocated $2,500 to the Heuvelton Centennial Committee to organize the event. Committee members said they will use that money to purchase fireworks and a 100-light display.

Faced with a limited fund balance, committee members said they are also looking for community groups, organizations and individuals to host and suggest events.

The Heuvelton Centennial Committee heard ideas from school, community church members and residents at its first public meeting Wednesday.

“We want ideas from all across the table. Everyone is welcome to submit their ideas, so that we can make this a memorable event,” committee chair Barbara A. Lashua said.

Ideas to commemorate the village centennial included a time capsule to be buried in Murdock Park, a museum display and a float promoting the event in the village’s Labor Day parade.

The committee is currently looking for donations of old photos, newspapers and memorabilia to be placed in an exhibit from November to January in Pickens Hall, 83 State St.

Committee member and postal worker Rebecca Bailey agreed to make a postal cancellation commemorating the milestone.

“We want this event to be as community-oriented as possible,” said Mrs. Lashua. “The more people that are involved, the more they are likely to attend.”

For those looking to suggest ideas or volunteer, contact Mrs. Lashua at 344-7123.

The next committee meeting is at 6 p.m. June 20 at the Oswegatchie Town Hall.

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