2018 marks the town of Henrietta’s bicentennial celebration. A year of parades, historic tours, faith services and a gala ball are all part of the planned festivities. A committee was formed earlier this year to plan the events and activities to make 2018 a year to remember for all the residents of Henrietta. The committee, co-chaired by former town council members Cathy McCabe and Bill Mulligan, is a diverse group of volunteers all bringing their particular area of expertise toward a successful celebration.
The kickoff event in April will be a party at Henrietta’s new Recreation Center. Historic bus tours will be held in May along with our popular Memorial Day Parade with special events at Veterans Memorial Park, including a picnic and turn of the century baseball game. The celebration continues with several special activities at Tinker Nature Park in the summer and early fall. The culmination of the bicentennial will take place at Locust Hill Country Club on Saturday, September 29th at the Gala Bicentennial Dinner. Proceeds from the gala will benefit the library’s new children’s room.
RIT and the Town of Rush will also be participating in several events in conjunction with the Henrietta celebration. RIT is celebrating its 50 year anniversary and Rush is also celebrating its bicentennial in 2018.
On Saturday, Nov. 11, we will be holding a special scanning event from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Henrietta Public Library. Town residents are welcome to bring up to 15 photographs, slides or documents for scanning and to share your own part of Henrietta history. You must also bring a USB memory stick to store your images. Members of the Rochester Genealogical Society will be available to help participants preserve historical photographs and documents.
This will be a wonderful opportunity for residents to preserve their family history as well as the history of Henrietta as we prepare to celebrate the bicentennial in 2018.
Sponsorship opportunities will be available for various events and activities throughout the celebration. A commemorative framed poster is also being designed and will be available in the fall of this year. Please visit our website — henriettabicentennial.org — frequently or like us on Facebook to follow the event schedule and explore sponsorship opportunities for the bicentennial. Inquiries can be emailed to — henriettabicentennial@gmail.com — attention Todd Baker.