By Kristin Rover
The first of several bicentennial fund-raisers will be held at New Richmond High School June 27 to raise money for the New Richmond Bicentennial next year.
The spaghetti and meatball dinner event will be held from 5 – 7:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.
Linda Shuck, a member of the Bicentennial Events Committee, said the event will feature a $10 spaghetti dinner as well as a split-the-pot fund-raiser and other activities.
“We are offering a meal and will be giving information about the types of evens we have planned for 2014,” Shuck said about the dinner.
She said the dinner will provide an opportunity for the committee to start raising money for the bicentennial and will also be an opportunity for committee members to look for volunteers who are interested in helping with the bicentennial events.
“We’re reaching out to other organizations, churches, scout troops and clubs to give them ideas of what we are doing and what they can do,” Shuck said.
She said they are also looking for businesses and organizations who would like to sponsor events throughout the bicentennial.
The bicentennial celebration in the village will feature events and activities all year long that celebrate the village’s 200th anniversary.
Tentative events include a bicentennial concert series, a Market Street School class reunion, living history presentations, parades, and more.
Shuck said they want the bicentennial year to be an opportunity for people to return to the village and remember all of the memories that they created in the village.
“The bicentennial can pull memories out of people long after they’re gone,” Shuck said.
She said she remembers being a child during the village’s sesquicentennial celebration.
“What we would like to do is remind people of what a good time they had and bring out the history pieces and remind them of what they have heard or haven’t heard,” Shuck said.
She said they are also hoping to draw in new visitors to the village and show them what a wonderful place it is.
“New Richmond is very picturesque,” Shuck said. “We offer a lot of different events and we’d like to see that grow.”
Shuck said New Richmond is a community rich in history and they would like to share that with all visitors during the bicentennial.
The spaghetti and meatball dinner fund-raiser will be the first of several fund-raisers in the community.
The dinner will cost $10 and will be held in the New Richmond High School cafeteria June 27.
For more information about the fund-raiser, contact Shuck at (513) 543-9149 .Bicentennial fund-raiser will be held in New Richmond.
For more information about the bicentennial celebration, visit www.newrichmond.org.