1976 USA Bicentennial Celebration in tabernacle

Tabernacle was part of our national celebration in 1976. Several activities were held and though a contribution from JoAnn Moore we are able to share the events which occurred at Patty Bowker Fields on July 17. Maybe you were there.

After the photos of the events at patty Bowker Field, we have several pictures of the Bicentennial tea, given in honor of our town’s lifelong citizens.

The “All-Day Bicentennial Event” program

In the beginning was the flag raising ceremony and the invocation.

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And then the awards were given out

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Mary Lou Bishop photo curtesy JoAnn Moore
Eileen Chesla photo curtesy JoAnn Moore
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And from the “bakers” we have these delights

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And the Baby Parade

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Paul Craig Jr. (photo curtesy JoAnn Moore)
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The Mounted Calvary Riders

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Square dancing in the outfield!

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Carriage Rides

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And finally the baseball game!

The exact month and day of the Senior Citizen Bicentennial Tea is unknown. But what is known are the name of many participants.

Hope Pepper and Bertha Cline (Historical Society photo)
Lena Horner – Unknown – Marriott Haines (Historical Society photo)
Hannah Pepper (Historical Society photo)
Hannah Rogers and Annabelle Haines (Historical Society photo)
Mammie Prickett and Clara Pepper (Historical Society photo)
Clara Pepper (Historical Society photo)
Alma Moore (Historical Society photo)
N Frake – R Pangburn – J Cutts (Historical Society photo)
Thelma Allen – Ken Yates – Norma Frake – Ruth Pangburn (Historical Society photo)
Annabelle Haines (Historical Society photo)
Robert Haines (Historical Society photo)
Robert Haines and Charles Cutts (Historical Society photo)
John E Cutts (Historical Society photo)
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