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PRESS RELEASE     JUNE 3, 2003

RE: BLAINE BRIDGE COMMUNITY PRESERVATION PROJECT………..Bicentennial Events

CONTACT: SUE DOUGLASS     

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Blaine Bridge Community Preservation Project will resume the regular meeting schedule.  On WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, the group will meet at 7:00pm, in the Pleasant Valley Presbyterian Church, Blaine, Ohio.  The meeting is open to the public. 

As the Ohio Bicentennial begins the summer celebrations, the Blaine Bridge project will be finalizing the plans for the 3 events taking place in Blaine, location of Ohio’s Official Bicentennial Bridge.  .  All the activities will be held along the Historic National Road, at the Pleasant Valley Church, and at the site of the 1828 Blaine Bridge.  All events are open to the public.

June 21……The Ohio Bicentennial Wagon Train stops for lunch at noon, Pleasant Valley Church and the 1828 Blaine Bridge.

June 28……..2nd Annual Homecoming Festival, from noon-5:00pm, takes place along the Historic National Road  with a parade at 12:30, and a ceremony at the 1828  Blaine Bridge at 1:30.  There will be a chicken dinner at the Pleasant Valley Presbyterian Church all day.  Additional activities include a car rally, craft tables and sales, various foods, historical displays and activities, and touring of the Bridge site.

July 9……..Dedication of the Ohio Historical Marker, 6:00-8:00pm, and an ice cream social, all at the site of the 1828 Blaine Bridge.

The group continues to book participants for the events.  Parade entries are open until June 21.  With an emphasis on hometown and community, any private individual or group who would like to have a craft or product display and sale is encouraged to apply for the Homecoming Festival vendor’s area.  “It is our wish to invite and highlight elements of our local history and cultural heritage”, emphasizes chief officer, Sue Douglass.  “Participants who can share art, music, crafts, foods, traditions, are very much encouraged to join in this community celebration.”  For details, interested people may contact the festival chairperson, Barb Ryncarz, at 740-671-3939 or use e-mail by going to the website, www.blainbridge,org .  Participants are urged to attend the June11 meeting to finalize their plan to be at the events.  

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