It’s a fever which gets into the bloodstream. It is attacking all ages. It is Bi-Centennial fever. It strikes a community but once every 200 years. It is highly contagious.
Aug. 19-24, the Town of Middletown will celebrate its 200th birthday. Margaretville is the focal point of the festivities which will last for a week.
Saturday, Aug. 24 is the date set for the bi-centennial’s celebration parade, and interest in this feature is mounting weekly. The parade, without question, will be the greatest ever held in the area.
Townsmen, a month ago, began the raising of beards, sideburns, and mustaches, and the wearing of derbys, top hats, and other species of head gear, thus putting themselves in the role of celebration promoters.
The Middletown bi-centennial committee met Tuesday evening to plan an open family picnic to be held Sunday, June 16 at the Arkville Fire Department’s park.
Sunday, June 23 there will be a chicken barbecue at the park to raise money for use by the committee.
A band concert and an auction will feature the program. People are asked to notify Charles Yaekel or the Margaretville Department Store if they have articles to contribute to the auction, and they will be picked up.