By Kristin Rover
New Richmond bicentennial committee members will be hosting a bicentennial meeting Oct. 15 for residents in the community.
The meeting will provide information about events already planned for the bicentennial and allow residents to contribute ideas and ask questions.
The bicentennial meeting will be held from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 15 at 212 Market Street in the school gym.
Linda Shuck, a member of the New Richmond Bicentennial Events Committee, said anyone and everyone is invited to the meeting to hear about the plans.
“It’s also a recruitment to find people interested in helping and promoting,” Shuck said. “We will be looking for that second level of committee members.”
Shuck said Mayor Ramona Carr will speak at the meeting as well as several committee members to explain what has already been started in the planning process.
“There will be plenty of time to ask questions,” Shuck said. “We expect to get some ideas also.”
Shuck said there are a variety of events and activities that can be done during a bicentennial. She said the village has a template laid out based on the village’s sesquicentennial celebration.
“It is an important thing for the village to do,” Shuck said about a bicentennial celebration. “We are just excited about it. We have worked on it for almost two years.”
Shuck said it is also a time to revisit the village’s history.
“It’s nice to have the opportunity to stir up history and get young people interested in the village,” Shuck said.
Shuck said they have already started reaching out to businesses and organizations in the community. She said they are looking for more residents who want to volunteer.
The planning committees held a spaghetti dinner fund-raiser in June to raise money for the bicentennial.
“It went very well, we were pleased,” Shuck said. “There will have to more fund-raising as the end of this year comes.”
For more information about the bicentennial in New Richmond, visit www.newrichmond.org.