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Additions made to Chestnuthill 250th celebration

Published March 29. 2013 05:03PM

At the March 21 meeting of the Chestnuthill Township anniversary committee meeting it was proposed that something be done with Chestnut trees whether it is as simple as planting one in the park or using them as fundraisers.

Another idea that was floated was to have prizes for the oldest attendee at the Sept. 7 celebration and the one who came the greatest distance.

Garden flags with the anniversary logo may be made.

Other ideas are welcome. Bring them to a committee meeting the third Thursday at the Chestnuthill Township building.

Christina Scheller of the Hoffman Insurance Agency came to see what needs to be covered in an event insurance policy.

Dave Fleetwood said they wanted one proposal that will cover everything planned at the fairgrounds such as the food vendors, nonprofits, commercial entities, old-fashioned games and the parade.

She proposed $1 million liability coverage and $2 million total coverage covering all three days. The proposal was accepted.

Norman Burger said during the Night of Unity people were invited to attend the celebration as sponsors or participants. Set up will be Friday, with the event on Saturday, and Sunday is for teardown. The schedule is subject to change in case of bad weather.

"It will be a good, low budget way to have a good time on Labor Day weekend," said Burger.

Attendance responses have been received from Western Pocono Women's Club, Dotters London Broil, Dale Greenzweig, and Borger's Farm. Fleetwood added the Monroe County Sheriff's office.

The logo contest winners were chosen with the winner being a traditional drawing. The winner and the school will receive $250 each, second place receives $50 and third place will receive $25. The entries did not have names and have to be taken to school to get the names.

The displays at the schools and library have been rotated. The one-room schoolhouse display, which is now at Polk School, is from the collection of Raymond Andrews.

Burger read a letter to go out inviting state, national and county officials to attend and, if they wish, to participate. It included the "whereas" that is usually found in government citations. The draft letter was approved.

The committee was invited to participate in the Greater Pocono Business Expo, but it was decided there will be few people there from the West End.

William Koehler asked about being DJ/emcee at the celebration.

Elissa Chase wants to do an interview with Burger for 96.7 FM radio and he will possibly be invited to be on the Gary in the Morning Show, "which has a large following."

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