HEUVELTON – The Heuvelton Centennial Committee has voted to shorten the towns celebration, but still plans hold all its previously scheduled events.
Events commemorating the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of the village will now be held on Dec. 29.
The actual centennial marking the towns incorporation is Dec. 31. In May, board members moved the celebration in order to observe New Years Eve. Members planned a two-day celebration from Dec. 26 to Dec. 28.
Committee members unanimously approved the change of date at Wednesdays meeting.
I think it will be easier, said Barbara A. Lashua, committee chair. There will still quite a bit to do.
The event will still include a 100-in-lights display, birthday party, parade, fireworks, musical performances and the burying of a time capsule in Murdock Park, committee members said.
The committee is currently applying for a postal cancellation commemorating the milestone, which would be available from Dec. 1 to 31, in time for the holiday season.
Village trustees have allocated $2,500 to the Heuvelton Centennial Committee to organize the event.
The majority of the funds will go to fireworks, said Mrs. Lashua.
Committee members said they are still looking for volunteers and community groups to help set-up memorabilia displays, bake items and plan events.
Volunteers can contact Mrs. Lashua at 344-7123.
The next committee meeting will be at 6 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Oswegatchie Town Hall, 51 State St.