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Bridgewater invites all to 125-year celebration

From Roberta Carpenter,

Bridgewater 125th co-chair

2010 is a year for celebration in Bridgewater. Our community is 125 years “young,” and we are planning a weekend of family-style fun.

The weekend begins Friday, June 11, with a supper provided by the fire department. Following will be an auction of Red Wing candy coolers and silver coins. The evening will end with a DJ at KC’s Tavern.

Saturday, June 12, starts with a short tractor ride, then a parade at 11 a.m. There will be lunch stands in the city park and elementary school yard, as well as an old fashion church lunch put on by Bridgewater United Methodist Church.

The afternoon will be busy with kids’ games in the park, youth baseball games at the elementary school and stage show entertainment in the city park 1:30 to 4 p.m. Red Wing candy coolers and silver coins will again be auctioned at afternoon intermission.

A traditional Round-Up supper will be held in the city park 5 to 7 p.m. and will feature beef steak or pork loin sandwiches with all the picnic trimmings.

The evening stage entertainment will feature “Oak Tree Opry” from Anita.

Just prior to the start of the evening show will be the drawing for the pieced sampler quiltthat is being raffled. Several local seamstresses made blocks for this beautiful example of quilting history.

At the show’s intermission, the final Red Wing candy coolers and silver coins will be auctioned, as well as a combination embroidered and pieced quilt that is an exquisite portrait of Bridgewater history. Again, several local seamstresses embroidered blocks and then set these blocks together in a pieced-style border to create a quilt like no other I have ever seen. Both quilts are just beautiful!

Saturday evening will end with a fireworks show at Morman Trail Lake and can be viewed from the elementary school, as well as several other locations in Bridgewater.

Sunday, June 13, starts with a community church service in the city park and is followed by brunch at the elementary building.

The afternoon will be spent at the school yard playing or watching slow pitch softball games.

Also of interest will be baseball memorabilia and Bridgewater memorabilia exhibits, as well as a quilt show and craft show, all located in the elementary school building on Saturday and Sunday.

I want to personally invite you, your family and friends to join us while we celebrate our community’s birthday with a great party – all weekend long!

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