SPRINGWATER — The Town of Springwater will celebrate its history and beauty on Sunday, April 17, which is officially marked as Founder’s Day.
According to a press release from Springwater Bicentennial Publicity, the day’s events will kick off with a church service at the Springwater Fire Hall, 8145 South Main Street at 10 a.m. People of all faiths and traditions are invited to attend.
The service will be followed by a chicken barbecue at 11:30 a.m., and a formal reception and proclamation will commence at 1:00 PM. Parking may be limited at the fire hall, but off-street parking is available at the Springwater Quick Stop as directed by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.
Assemblyman Bill Nojay and representatives from Senator Catharine Young’s office will present proclamations. Music for the reception will be provided by the Waylandaires.
After the reception, a hike sponsored by the Springwater Trails group will commence through town as part of their monthly third Sunday hikes that will highlight areas of historical interest and significance in the area throughout the rest of 2016.
Additionally, the fifth great-grandson of John Roberts, Randy Yeomans, and his wife, Brenda, will join the reception dressed as their ancestors were 200 years ago.
The town of Springwater has organized several events throughout the year to celebrate its history. For example, a series of monthly youth activities centered on the topic of ‘Springwater history’ is ongoing through May. Participants from each of two age groups will be eligible to win prizes in a drawing, to be announced at the Springwater Gala in June.
The Annual Springwater Gala will be a special two-day event this year to celebrate the bicentennial, on Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and 5, at Larry Canute Memorial.
On Saturday, June 4, will be the Springwater Bicentennial Arts and Crafts Show and Sale, featuring the works of local artists, at the Springwater Fire Hall from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.