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Adams County Bicentennial Committee Formed

          October 22, 1998 - Adams County was officially established January 22, 1800 and the community is gearing up to celebrate its 200th anniversary. An Adams County Bicentennial Committee has been established by the County Commissioners “to develop and coordinate commemorative activities.” The committee is organizing a yearlong celebration, from July 4th, 1999 to July 4th, 2000.

          The Bicentennial Committee has six subcommittees actively working to produce an outline of special events that will not only honor the local forefathers and tell their stories but also be entertaining, fun activities that will bring together people from all areas of the county. They include parades, a speakers group, a time capsule, concerts, a living history faire, tours, school student programs and a website.

          The Bicentennial Committee is seeking the cooperation of Adams County citizens to help in commemorating this significant milestone of the county’s history. Any person, business or organization can help in two ways - tie upcoming special events into the 200th anniversary celebration and become an official sponsor of the Bicentennial.

          The Bicentennial website is located at http://www.gettysburg.com/adams200. Questions can be forwarded to the Bicentennial Committee by mail to P.O. Box 3806, Gettysburg, PA 17325, by email to adams200@gettysburg.com or by phone to Jacqueline White at 334-8993.

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