Saturday, October 29th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Joanne French will lead a two hour tour of Oak Grove Cemetery on this beautiful fall day. Join her at the bandstand in the old section of Oak Grove, the starting point of the tour.
The latest village collection piece from The Cat’s Meow has arrived!!
The Henry L. Brown Municipal Building, as part of the City’s 150th birthday celebration, is now on sale for only $10.00
This would make a great gift or stocking stuffer. Come to the Municipal Building and pick yours up today!
Festivities begin 5 p.m. at Heritage Park
1776 Heritage Park Drive, Coldwater
The Coldwater area has a great opportunity this year - Celebrate Coldwater’s Sesquicentennial and our Nation’s Birthday. The celebration will include food, music and much more. The Knights of Columbus will be offering their infamous BBQ Pork sandwiches with fixings. There will also be hot dogs and frozen treats available from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Enjoy the Randall Hazelbaker Group playing cool jazz from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the picnic pavilion next to the tennis courts. Come down and cool off at the City pool from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. and enjoy a FREE swim day! The finale of awesome fireworks will begin around 10:15 p.m. (The park gets full fast, so get there before dusk if possible.)
The Randall Hazelbaker Group has been newly formed featuring Randall on saxophone, Russell Gates on keyboards, Laura Dirschell on vocals, Jamie Bailey on guitar, Pete Fair on bass and Josh Holicki on drums. This group is sure to make your toes tap and hands clap.
The fireworks again this year are being provided through the generosity of the City and Board of Public Utilities, the Morning and Noon Rotary Clubs and local businesses and individuals.
There are picnic tables available, but you may want to bring a lawn chair for the evening’s events. There will also sesquicentennial T-shirts available in all sizes for $6.
Come on down to Heritage Park this 4th of July! You, your family and your friends are sure to have a fun filled time!!
History and health lovers rejoice! On Saturday, May 21st at 10:00 a.m., Randall Hazelbaker, historian extraordinaire, will be walking the one mile highlighting historic places in and around downtown Coldwater. This activity is part of the City of Coldwater’s Sesquicentennial celebrating all great stuff that is old, new and in between in Coldwater. The walk will begin in the parking lot area of the Henry L. Brown Municipal Building (One Grand Street). For those of you who have Randall’s book on the history of Coldwater, bring them along as Randall will sign your book and you can use it as he walks around discussing this historical facts and tidbits along the way.
The Coldwater Downtown Development Authority has a brochure available showing a one, three and five mile tour in and around the downtown highlighting historical buildings and homes. This brochure can be found by going to www.coldwaterdda.org or stopping by the Henry L. Brown Municipal Building.
DDA Director, Barb Rosene, noted that “walking is always a fun way to get out and get a little exercise so why not add a little history lesson and a fun time to the mix. This will be a leisurely walk, so young and old alike are encouraged to join us.”
Please join us on May 21st for a fun and historical time.
It was a beautiful day and a great turnout, but the actual opening of the time capsule was a bit of a disappointment, noted chair of the event Randall Hazelbaker. Basically all of the items in the capsule were wet, moldy and almost unrecognizable except for a centennial plate, City’s Land Use Plan and bow ties. The many paper items are currently being dried out to see if any of it is of any good. The items were encased in a concrete crypt within a Plexiglas enclosure and then wrapped in tin foil, which unfortunately completely disintegrated.
As the community celebrates it sesquicentennial year, items will again be solicited from the community to be placed in another time capsule to be buried in the spring of 2012. Hopefully this time, the technology used to bury the items will keep them in good shape when it is opened fifty years from then.
Saturday, March 26th, Mayor Gene Wallace and other dignitaries were present to help the City’s Department of Municipal Services Director Dave Sattler open the time capsule to see what people considered important 50 years ago. Then during the next year, small items will be collected to be buried for the next 50 years.
The Time Capsule Opening is one of the first events to help the City of Coldwater celebrate its 150th birthday. More events are being planned. As events and activities begin to take hold, you can find details and other information at our website, community calendar or by Randall Hazelbaker (517) 279-7875 or firstname.lastname@example.org