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Happy Birthday! Greenburgh to celebrate 225th anniversary

Posted By Greg Shillinglaw On January 29, 2013 @ 5:28 pm In Elmsford,Government & Politics,Greenburgh,Hartsdale,Schools | Comments Disabled

To commemorate Greenburgh’s actual date of incorporation – March 7, 1788 – residents are invited to Town Hall to participate in a special celebration that will kick-off a series of events honoring the town’s 225th birthday.

A reception is scheduled for March 7 at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by a special program an hour later. The festivities are part of a regular Town Board meeting, which was moved from Wednesday to Thursday to coincide with the anniversary.

Town officials are also planning separate events and activities that will take place around the week of July 13, culminating with the annual Greenburgh Day on July 20 at Anthony F. Veteran Park.

Greenburgh is inviting local school districts to involve their students in commemorating the town’s birthday by planning an event before the end of the school year. Local civic associations are also encouraged to host celebrations during the spring and summer.

A few months ago, a small group of people came together for the purpose of brainstorming ways to recognize this historic date. The 225th anniversary planning committee was formed, featuring Greenburgh Supervisor Paul Feiner, Councilwoman Diana Juettner, and Town Clerk Judith Beville serving as co-chairs. 25 years ago, former Town Councilwoman Lois Bronz and Town Clerk Susan Tolchin coordinated Greenburgh’s bicentennial celebration.

The town is asking residents to share their ideas for supplemental events/activities by sending an email to Beville (jbeville@greenburghny.com), or Juettner (djuettner@greenburghny.com). Please let them know if you have any old photos of Greenburgh, preferably pictures of former elected officials, community leaders and town events.

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