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Bicentennial

The Camden Bicentennial Planning Committee planned lots of activities for Camden’s 200th Birthday last year. We hope that you enjoyed the entire year of celebration!  Our Facebook page continues on for now, to keep everyone in the loop and provide more information about Camden’s incredible history.

Here is information about the wonderful, fun events we held in 2018!

2018 BICENTENNIAL EVENTS

BICENTENNIAL EVENTS
(successfully completed!)

For more info: www.facebook.com/CamdenOHBicentennial2018

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Camden Business Appreciation Day
Saturday, April 21, 2018
11:00 am – 2:00 p.m.

We want folks to Shop Local and support Camden businesses!  So we sponsored our first Camden Business Appreciation Day.  Many of Camden’s fine merchants and businesses were ope and welcoming with refreshments, specials, deals, discounts and door prizes!

Many had historical information, stories, and photos on display about their businesses and/or the buildings where they are located. Other historical info about Camden’s buildings and businesses was displayed in the Town Hall, the Camden Archives were open (and very busy!) and we had lots of Bicentennial merchandise for sale.

It was a fun day, with beautiful spring weather, and some of the best businesses in the county participating  Thank you everyone!!

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Happy 200th Birthday Celebration
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
11:00 am -1:00 pm

Activities included a pet parade (wth prizes), cupcakes & snacks, proclamations,
the time capsule, historical tours and a fun community gathering!

Details can be found here.

Here are some of the other successful events we enjoyed in 2018!
  • Guided Historical Tours of Camden during the Black Walnut Festival – 12:00 noon and 3:30 on Sunday, Oct 21.  
  • Haunted Camden Tours – participants learned about the creepy, disturbing and mysterious stories and events in Camden’s history.  Tours were available during the fall of 2017 and 2018.
  • Camden Boo-centennial – Some committee members dressed for a frightfully good time (and treats) on Beggars Night, Tuesday, October 30 2018.
  • Community Worship Service – Working with our local church congregations, we planed a Community Worship Service on Sunday, November 18th. This one was special.
  • Holiday Lighting/decoration contests for homes and business in December.  More info and guidelines will be posted – stay tuned.


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