Hanover, Pa. moving ahead with plans for dual anniversary plans for 2013

Here is a press release from the organizers of the planned joint anniversary celebrations in Hanover, Pennsylvania, in the summer of 2013.

In 2013 we celebrate Hanover’s 250th Anniversary as well as the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Hanover, the first battle of the Civil War on Free Soil.

Technically speaking, a 250th anniversary is called a Semiquincentennial or Bicenquinquagenary and a 150th anniversary is called a Sesquicentennial.

·         Things kick off with a New Years Bash followed by events throughout the year.  Highlighting the activities will be a series of events in late June and early July.  

     Here’s the projected schedule for that period of the celebration…

BOOK SIGNINGS AND ROUND TABLE THURSDAY, JUNE 27TH
GALA FRIDAY, JUNE 28TH
PARADE SATURDAY, JUNE 29TH
BATTLE OF HANOVER  CEREMONY SUNDAY, JUNE 30TH
CAVALRY DEMONSTRATION TUESDAY, JULY 2ND
LIBERTY DAY THURSDAY, JULY 4TH
BUSINESS & INDUSTRY DAY FRIDAY, JULY 5TH
ALL-DAY CONCERT SATURDAY, JULY 6TH
250TH CEREMONY SUNDAY, JULY 7TH

·         The celebration is geared to all Hanover area residents not only those in the Borough but all surrounding municipalities as well.

·         Committees are currently forming.  Anyone interested can contact the Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce (717-637-6130) or Hanover Borough (717-637-3877)

     or go to hanover2013.com.

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One Response to Hanover, Pa. moving ahead with plans for dual anniversary plans for 2013

  1. Todd McGonigal says:

    Hello,

    I would like to volunteer for the upcoming 250th celebration in some way. Can you please contact me with information on what type of volunteer positions are available.

    Thank You very much,
    Todd McGonigal
    717-991-0921

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