Town of Patriot will celebrate 200th birthday

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Town of Patriot

will celebrate

200th birthday

  The Patriot/Posey Park Board has announced that plans are moving forward on the community’s annual 4th of July celebration — which will be different from past years.

  In an announcement posted on the board’s Facebook page, the new event, which will also celebrate the town’s Bicentennial, the Park Board said:

  “We are happy to announce that for the Patriot Bicentennial Celebration on the 4th of July we will have a Fireworks Display at 10 p.m.! We will open concessions at Harris Park at 8:30 p.m. with Bicentennial Celebration t-shirts for sale, as well as snacks, drinks and popcorn. We are encouraging everyone to practice social distancing during the event and we hope to see everyone there!

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  Although there will be a celebration, what isn’t happening in 2020 is the annual parade; Memorial Park ceremony; and community dinner. All of those activities are expected to return in 2021 as the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions ease.