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Adams County Bicentennial Committee Newsletter

February 1999

A message from Chairman Harry Seifert    The first Bicentennial news conference has taken pace and was a huge success.   A special thanks to all who have participated especially the personalities from the past.
          Thanks too, to the media who covered this so well.  We are off to a really good start in taking advantage of the opportunity to "Make a Little History" ourselves.
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Notes from the Promotion Committee:
          The January 22 Bicentennial News Conference succeeded in publicizing the Bicentennial with ten media companies attending. The event was covered on television by WHTM, WPMT and Adams Community Television.  WGET Radio broadcast the event live and WHVR attended also. Newspaper coverage occurred in the Gettysburg Times, the Hanover Sun, the York Dispatch, the York Sunday News and the Harrisburg Patriot News.  The Merchandiser, GS Communications, the Gettysburg Chamber of Commerce and the Gettysburg Convention and Visitors Bureau also attended and expressed their intent to write about the Bicentennial in their publications. Pictures
          Also on January 22 an informational booth went up in the lobby of the Adams County Courthouse where it will stay until spring. It will then begin traveling to various events around the county.
          Many thanks to the event organizer, Bob McIlhenny, who  put together a news conference that was educational, informational and entertaining.
          Now the committee is getting some materials printed. A brochure, a sponsor form and an official event application are in the works and will be available to all committee members soon.
Future meetings:
          The Promotion Committee will meet at the Dobbin House on February 23 at 1:00.
          The Program Sub-Committee’s next meeting will be February 8 at St James Lutheran Church in the Library, beginning at 7 pm.
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