SEEKONK 200th ANNIVERSARY EVENTS
SEEKONK 200th ANNIVERSARY EVENTS
June 23rd - Seekonk Meadows Grand Opening. Saturday 12th, 7PM. Professional kite flying, ribbon cutting, bands, food and drink. Rain date June 24th. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 24th - The Seekonk Lions Club and the hearthstone Lions will host a family event with chicken and pork barbeque (tickets $10, available in Town Clerk's office), antique fire trucks, local bands, and other activities behind the Hurley Middle School. (contact email@example.com.
July 7th - Seekonk Night at McCoy Stadium. BBQ at 4:00 PM, game at 6:05PM, fireworks following the game. Tickets are $27 each and include the all you can eat BBQ in the tent in the outfield area. Seekonk will do all the opening ceremony activities. Tickets available in the Town Clerk's office.
July 14th - Ecumenical gathering featuring choirs and musical offerings at the Meadows Park behind the Seekonk Library. Starts at 2:00 PM. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
August 25th - Friends of Seekonk Library will sponsor a Family Barbeque provided by 99 Restaurant at 5PM, flowed by a family movie under the stars, at The Meadows behind the library, 410 Newman Avenue, Contact email@example.com.
September 1st and 2nd - The Seaconke Wampanoag Annual Pow Wow on the Red Plain in Rehoboth. Contact Mike Markley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
November - No date set yet -Historic luncheon at the Old Grist Mill Tavern. Seekonk Public Library, a One Town/One Book celebration, with book discussions, film showing and possibly an event with the author contact email@example.com. Holiday house tour- no date set yet, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 6th - Kiwanis annual holiday tree lighting at Town Hall. Visit by Santa. Contact Bev hart at email@example.com.
Seekonk Lions Club
On Sunday, June 24, 2012, the Seekonk Lions Club will sponsor a celebration of Seekonk's 200th year. The event will take place on the fields behind Hurley Middle School on Newman Avenue. This is not a fund raiser; admission is free. It is just the Lions Club's way of throwing a community wide birthday party.
Event activities include:
The Battle of the Bands - Local bands will provide music throughout the afternoon. A schedule of Band times will be forthcoming.
The Sports Clinics - A series of clinics will be presented for young athletes. Noted coaches will lead presentations in Baseball, Softball, Soccer, and other sports. A schedule of clinics is forthcoming.
The Antique Fire Truck Show - A collection of antique fire trucks will be presented. Local firemen will make demonstrations of old time fire fighting techniques.
The Texas Barbeque - A centerpiece of the event will be a Texas Barbeque featuring barbequed chicken and pulled pork. There will be a dining tent. Barbeque tickets are available at the Seekonk Town Hall and Popular Pizza. The price is $10. There will be half orders available at $5 for children.
Water Treatment Plant Tours - The Seekonk Water Treatment Plant is adjacent to the event site. This facility is truly state-of-the-art. The plant personnel will organize tours of the facility throughout the day.
The Inflatables - Play inflatables will be available for small children. They will include Bounce Castle, Water Slide, and Pitching Game.
Saturday, June 23, 2012 12 - 7pm
Noon - 5pm Professional Kite Flying - Demonstrations and kite flying by members of the Cape Cod Kite Flying Association. There will be a special place for children and other non-professionals with kites.
1 pm - Ribbon Cutting & Welcome - Mike Durkay, Chair, Seekonk Library Board of Library Trustess
Seekonk High School Symphonic Band - Performing Coming Home, a piece commissioned in honor of the bicentennial of the town of Seekonk, John Smialek, Director
Walking Tour around Meadows, Led by members of the Fife and Drum Group
2pm - Mud in Your Eye Bluegrass Band - Appalachian fiddle
3:30pm - John Hopkins MLC Band - 70's and 80's pop music.
5:00pm - Blues Brothers Tribute - 7 piece band with two front men playing "Jake" & "Elwood". The performance is part music and part comedy and appeals to all ages. Some like humor, some like listening or dancing to blues and soul music.
Food provided by Seekonk High School Boosters Club
Drinks provided by Friends of Library
Ice cream provided by TBC
Rain date Sunday, June 24th
Ecumenical Gathering, Saturday, July 14th 2 - 4pm
Seekonk Meadows (Newman Avenue)
Rain or shine. Part of Seekonk's 200th birthday
Please join us for several hours of family oriented activities which will include:
- Berkley School of Music student
- Local churches/guests
- Choirs and musical offerings
- Fun and entertainment
Bring chairs and enjoy the activities in the beautiful Meadows area behind the Seekonk Library.