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Benton ready to celebrate

Sunday, March 21, 2010

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Carol Messmer and Lois Spalding, two volunteers helping to organize Benton's sesquicentennial events, hold a sample "Legacy Brick" outside the Courthouse where the sold bricks will be displayed, along with a time capsule buried later this year. Bricks can be purchased for $50 and will be on sale throughout the year, although organizers urge orders as soon as possible, as proceeds will pay for the sesquicentennial events planned.
(Photo by Michelle Felter, Staff)
Town's first sesquicentennial event set for April

michellef@standard-democrat.com

BENTON -- As the kickoff celebration for Benton's sesquicentennial approaches, organizers are putting the final touches on plans and reaching out to community members to get involved.

"This event will have a variety of historic and community-focused activities that will be interesting and fun," said Christy LeGrand, coordinator. "We encourage everyone to come out for this special celebration of Benton's Founders' Day."

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