Enfield’s 200th Birthday Party Planning Meetings

The 200th Bicentennial of the Town of Enfield will be celebrated in 2021. To prepare we will be planning during 2020. Ann Rider and Town Historian Sue Thompson will be co-chairs of the committee. Instead of just one celebration event we will have many smaller events and presentations: interviews of Enfield families through the generations, an update of the Enfield History book (last edited in 1996), including Enfield government officials, a timeline for Enfield, and buildings in Enfield.  Of course, our signature yearly events, sponsored by the Enfield Community Council, the spring County Faire and the fall Harvest Festival, will have the Anniversary as their theme.

A quilt using the Ohio Star, a popular pattern in 1821, is being planned — it will have to be hand quilted, so that will take many hands and a place to put it up on a frame for a period of time.

Tony Ingraham has agreed to do a presentation on Treman State Park and the Friends of Robert H. Treman State Park will have special presentations in the Old Mill during 2021.

We are also having a logo contest. All Enfield residents, old and young are encouraged to participate in creating a logo that represents our community and can be applied to a T-shirt. During this uncertain time, let your creative juices flow and come up with a design that represents our Town and its history. Ellie Hobbie has agreed to be the Chairman of this project. Send her a copy of your idea by November 1 at: ehobbie7@gmail.com and a panel of judges will make the final selection.

We will have monthly planning meetings during 2020 on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, via Zoom for the foreseeable future. If you would like to join this committee, please email Ann at: daylilyann10@yahoo.com to be put on the notification list. Notifications, meeting minutes, and historical articles on this Bicentennial event can be found on our Bicentennial page.

Enfield Community Council website http://www.enfieldcommunitycouncil.org

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and the Town of Enfield website, https://www.townofenfield.org

Pictured, President James Monroe, in a party hat. Monroe was in office when Enfield was formed in 1821. We do not expect him to attend, but we do expect you!

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