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Round Top 150th anniversary event scheduled for May

April 07, 2021 - 00:00
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Celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend and 150 years of Round Top history in 2021

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ROUND TOP— Over the last few months, the Round Top Sesquicentennial Committee, Town Council, and Volunteers have been enthusiastically recharged to resume planning the town’s rescheduled 150th Anniversary Celebration on May 8 of this year. This all-day event kicks off at 10 a.m. and promises to honor the heritage and founding of Round Top with community spirit, historical presentations, live music, local food, and family-friendly recreation. The Sesquicentennial Committee hopes that guests will be enticed to spend Mother’s Day Weekend in Round Top creating memories of community spirit and family-friendly fun.

“We are excited about the upcoming date of May 8 and look forward to celebrating Round Top with family and friends! Our town has such a rich German history and over its 150 years, its specialness has been discovered by many who have fallen in love with the magical pull of our community. We hope that rescheduling to Mother’s Day Weekend proves to be a great opportunity to welcome locals and visitors to join in on the celebration of our culturally-rich town while also building memories with multiple generations of family members.” said Amy Bone, Co-Chair of Round Top’s Sesquicentennial Committee.

With 150 years in the making, the upcoming Anniversary Celebration is already one of the town’s biggest community-supported events in recent history. Sponsorships from local businesses, community leaders, and the Town Council have exceeded expectations, allowing the Sesquicentennial Committee to coordinate multiple forms of quality entertainment scheduled throughout the event.

“Our committee members have been working hard to ensure there is really something for everyone to enjoy during the celebratory weekend,” explains Bone. “From the Photographic History of Round Top, to live music on the Square, to touring the inside and out of the beautiful Festival Hill Concert Hall, the Taste of Round Top booths featuring local restaurants, bringing in an illusionist for a magic show and firetruck water spray especially for the kids, to Saturday night’s Country Legends Tribute to Waylon, Willie & George in our Historic Dancehall, we’ve planned to make it a party everyone will remember for years to come.”

One of the event’s biggest highlights, the first ever “Taste of Round Top” will be held on the square during the Anniversary Celebration and highlights the diverse local restaurants of the town. “We are thrilled to showcase the best of the best food from Round Top to locals and visitors alike.” says Co-Chair of the Sesquicentennial Committee, Mayor Mark Massey.

Accompanying the Sesquicentennial, a 48-page historical folio written by local author Sally Reynolds, was distributed to all community members within last year’s July 24 issue of the Fayette County Record. The town’s historical literature can now be found distributed amongst local businesses, B&Bs, as well as inside the Round Top Chamber of Commerce. For more information on Round Top’s 150th Anniversary event, please visit https://www.exploreroundtop.com/150th/.