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Sesquicentennial recap – part 1

What a great set of events over the last 10 days! On behalf of the Manchester Sesquicentennial Festival planning committee, THANK YOU to all who attended our series of activities celebrating the 150th anniversary of the incorporation of Manchester as a village in the State of Michigan. We particularly thank the event organizers who worked […]

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Historical plaques installed in downtown Manchester

The Village of Manchester Downtown Development Authority recently completed the installation of eight historical plaques at key locations around the downtown area. These plaques were designed and funded by a grant from the Washtenaw County Convention and Visitors Bureau, through its Community Tourism Action Plan (CTAP). Their CTAP funding was partially matched by contributions from […]

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Sesquicentennial updates part 5

Continuing from our previous four articles in prior weeks, we continue with various details on the upcoming Manchester Sesquicentennial Celebration: 1. Sesquicentennial Brochure Available On-Line and Print We have completed our Sesquicentennial information brochure, a tri-fold containing the background of the Sesquicentennial, events schedule, products and services available, our Sesquicentennial sponsors to date, and links […]

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Sesquicentennial updates part 4

Continuing from our previous three articles in prior weeks, we continue with various details on the upcoming Manchester Sesquicentennial Festival: 1. Sesquicentennial Event Tickets and Merchandise Now Available! We are pleased to announce that River Raisin Antiques and Mercantile, 138 E. Main Street, is serving as a central point to purchase Sesquicentennial event tickets and […]

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Sesquicentennial updates part 3

Adding to our first two articles in prior weeks on the upcoming Sesquicentennial celebration, we offer the following additional information: 1. Historic Baseball Game, Saturday, August 5 On Saturday, August 5, at 3pm at Kirk Park, our very own Manchester Handlers take on the Chelsea Monitors in the first championship game of our regional 19th-century […]

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Sesquicentennial updates part 2

Adding to our first article last week on our upcoming Sesquicentennial celebration later this summer, we offer the following additional information: 1. Fashion Show/Luncheon and Tea, Saturday, July 29 July 29th marks the beginning of Manchester’s Sesquicentennial celebration with a Luncheon and Fashion Show at Manchester United Methodist Church. This event will feature fashions from […]

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Sesquicentennial updates

Manchester is six weeks away from our 150th anniversary celebration as a village! Here are some latest updates on the planning. Watch the Mirror each week for additional news. 1. Web Page and Facebook Please follow along on our Sesquicentennial web page, www.48158.com/150years, which contains information on planning meetings, schedule of events, areas where volunteer […]

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Plans for Sesquicentennial parade taking shape

Our planning team for the August Sesquicentennial is developing the Friday night, August 4th parade. The parade, which will begin at 6:30pm and run along Main Street through downtown, will honor our 150th anniversary as a village! We have several participants set at this point, including the Manchester High School Marching Band, the Dodworth-Saxhorn Band playing period music, classic cars, […]

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Bring your clubs and join the fun! Manchester CRC/Chamber Annual Golf Outing Fundraiser

The 14th Annual Manchester Golf Outing Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, June 3, at Hills’ Heart of the Lakes Golf Course in Brooklyn. This event is sponsored jointly by the Manchester Community Resource Center and the Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce. This annual fundraiser combines fun and camaraderie with the raising of funds to […]

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Sesquicentennial Celebration update!

Planning for the Manchester Sesquicentennial Celebration is well under way! A wide range of historical-themed and fun events have been defined for our 150th Birthday as a village, running from July 29 through August 7. The Sesquicentennial events will be held at several locations around town, and we are partnering with the traditional Run Manchester/Street Festival […]

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