Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Bayview's Centennial

In the last two years, both spirit Lake and Athol have celebrated their centennial. Next year is Bayview's turn. Even though Bayview isn't incorporated, the town was plated back in 1910 and Bayview is going with that as a starting point.

The steering committee has been working for over a year to make 2010 a memorable celebration.
The goal is to have an exciting calendar of events running from January and culminating on Labor Day.

Centennial memorabilia went on sale at this year's Bayview Daze and will continue to be sold throughout this year and next - including T-shirts, note cards, historic photos, historic poster - and coming soon a 2010 calendar, Centennial poster and flag.

A capital campaign - with three 3 levels of giving - is underway to help raise money to go toward a permanent gift to the town. Based on results from a survey distributed in the spring of this year, the committee has narrowed the choices to four categories and will be meeting with all area groups to gather input before a decision is made. Additional funds will be sought through grants. The hope is to have a significant and lasting addition to town to commemorate our first 100 years. Donations of any amount will be gladly accepted and deeply appreciated.

Checks should be made out to the Bayview Community Center Foundation and may be sent to P.O. Box 493, Bayview. Be sure to note that your check is for the "Centennial Fund." Call Jackie Lloyd at 683-1680 or Kathi Ellis at 683-9191 to volunteer or get souvenir items. Many more hands are needed!

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