The town of Hartland will be celebrating it's bicentennial with a day chock full of special activities this Saturday, July 28th...
Grand Celebration Parade & Park Activities
Parade Starting at Noon: Floats, Bagpipes, Pipes and Drums of the McKenzie Highlanders Marching Band, Military Units, Shriner's Go Carts, and a Clown troop will be present in the parade. Free Helium Balloons, mardi gras beads & candy giveaways for the children.
The participants will proudly March from Robson Road in Johnson Creek to the "Hartland Town Hall" before disbanding
Along with the parade the Activities Start at NOON
1:00 PM OPENING CEREMONY- RAISING OF THE 15 STAR FLAG
IN FRONT OF THE MOBILE STAGE WITH VETERANS IN ATTENDANCE
SINGING OF THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER
70 CRAFTERS, VENDORS, AND ARTISANS
1:00 - Opening Ceremony with the Barker Community Band
2:00 - Vignette's sing WWII Songs
3:00 - Hot Country Line Dancers
3:30 - Reunion (Folk Music)
4:30 - Middleport Community Choir
5:30 - Barber Shop Quartet
"Traveling through the park-the Backroom Jazz Band" (Dixieland Band)
A free meal, consisting of a hot-dog, potato chips and drink will be given to anyone appearing in period dress at the "Historical Society Snack Shack"
Ten vendors will be on hand to satisfy the taste of every visitor during the Bicentennial Celebration
COME ONE COME ALLto the grand Celebration in the park to honor Hartlands' History
Displays by the Artisans of the Area
Genuine Wood Carving-Spinning -Weaving-Basket Weaving-Scroll-saw Artist- Sock Machine-Quilting, Caricatures,Wood Lathe and other "Artisans"
Beard Growing Contest ; Categories: Longest Beard; Longest Mustache; Most Original; Best in Show
The Pie Baking Entries MUST be Submitted at the Fire Hall,8945 Ridge Rd, By 10:00 AM, Judging will take place at 11:00 AM, the WINNER will be Announced in the Park at 2:00 PM
Log Sawing Contest; Contest to be held at 3:00 PM, 2 (two) person teams sign up by 2:30 PM
Activities and Contests for the Children:
Sack Race Contest
Goliath Sling Shot Target
Bow and Arrow Shooting (Supervised)
Corn-husk Doll Making
Vintage Tractors and Farm Equipment
Modern Military Display
Old Fort Niagara
The Niagara Sheriffs Department will provide a K-9 Exhibition
Watch at the police animal tracks a convict with pinpoint accuracy
Sara Reed (Fort Hyde Kennels) will be demonstrating "Dog Agility Performance"
Don't miss the Encampments located more towards the north end of the park
Among these will be French & Indian War, Civil War, Exhibit from the Fur Trader Era, 2 Blacksmiths, Dave Caldwell from Old Fort Niagara will have a display
Don't forget to stop and take a look at the War of 1812 United States Soldiers from the 1st Artillery Regiment
See the Amazing display of artifacts from their period of time
Also in this area wil be a platform where Abraham Lincoln (David Kreutz) and Belva Lockwood (Edna Stubbs) will give performances during the day