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Second annual Sharon Township picnic

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A 100th Birthday Cake was shaped to resemble the historic Sharon Township Hall.

Submitted by Trudi Cooper

On Saturday September 23, intrepid Sharon Townshippians braved scalding 90+ degree weather to gather for Sharon Township’s Second Annual Picnic, to honor the 100th birthday of the Sharon Town Hall. They feasted on many homemade delights.

Several residents brought very old items for Show and Tell. Among these were a Ten Dollar note from the Bank of Manchester (acquired, interestingly, in an antique store in New Orleans), a plat book of Washtenaw County from the 1800s, and a 360 million-year-old piece of Horn Coral found in a basement excavation.

Eventually the group took refuge in the air-conditioned Town Hall for the cutting and enjoying of the birthday cake, which was sculpted to resemble the Town Hall building. The youngest attendees had never eaten a building before, and politely requested to be allowed to eat the staircase.

Given last year’s Deluge Picnic and this year’s Scorcher Picnic, residents wonder what challenge will present itself for the next annual Sharon Township Picnic in 2018!

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