Aberdeen Bicentennial/July 4th celebration combine

aberdeen_flagBy Martha Jacob –

Preparation for the Aberdeen Bicentennial and July 4th Celebration is now in full swing according to Kay Marshall, member of the Aberdeen Bicentennial Committee. The event will be held at the Green Space in the village.
 “We are hoping to get more participants in the “Miss Aberdeen Bicentennial.”  Marshall said. “We’re looking for young women between the ages of 13 to 19 who live in our area. They must be students of the Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington School District. The will compete in a formal and a sports outfit competition. In the end, the winner will be in attendance of the Sunday, July 3 and Monday, July 4 celebration.”
“We also still have spaces available for vendors with arts, crafts and novelties. Flea market vendors are also welcome. A fee of $25 a day will be charged. We will have limited food booths which are available at $150 for both days.”
The committee held a special contest to design a first ever “Commemorative Flag” for the village of Aberdeen. The winner of the best design was Nathan Ellis.
Festivities will begin Sunday, July 3, 2016 and include the following activities:
10 a.m. Opening ceremony
10:30 a.m. Community Church Service located in the Green space, bring your own chair
12:30 p.m. Community Potluck Dinner, please bring a side dish to share, will include a hog roast and table service
1 p.m. Driving tour of historic sites, brochures available all day, Old fashioned games for all ages
2 p.m. Miss Aberdeen Bicentennial (Girls 13-19)
3 p.m. Bake-off judging
4 p.m. Bicentennial costume contest
4:30 Auction-baked goods
5 p.m. Bicentennial Ceremony
6 p.m. Music in the Park
7 p.m. 8 Trax Band
Activities on Monday, July 4
10 a.m. Vendor booths open registration (11 a.m. Shows)
11 a.m. Baby Show, Little Mr. and Miss, Junior Miss, Best Dress Bicentennial Outfit
2 p.m. Parade line-up
4 p.m. Old Fashioned Games for all ages
5 p.m. Cruise-in with DJ
6 p.m. Music
8 p.m. David Tucker Band
• Dusk, fireworks
“We want everyone to come and join in the fun,” Marshall said. “Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket and enjoy a day of old fashioned fun.”
For more information please call (937) 549-2941 or (606) 759-0421.