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Warsaw Bicentennial This Weekend

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The extreme heat will not stop Warsaw (IL) from celebrating its history this weekend.

The small town in western Hancock County came to be in 1812.  It was a settlement between Fort Edwards and Fort Johnson.

Bicentennial Committee Chairman Joe Clarke says after more than 35 years in Warsaw, he could not imagine living anywhere else.

“I really enjoy the camaraderie of people there,” says Clarke.  “You go downtown and everyone knows who you are and they are friendly.  It is a very nice community to live in.”

Warsaw’s bicentennial festivities get underway this evening.

The opening ceremony and the opening of a time capsule from 1962 will take place at 5:00 P.M. with musical acts and fireworks to follow.  A full schedule is available here.

Jason Parrott is a former reporter at Tri States Public Radio.