Findlay, OH Bicentennial 2012

Celebrate 200 Years!


This is an ongoing udpate of the planning process as we prepare for a full year of Bicentennial celebrations. Christie Ranzau and Tamera Rooney will share updates throughout the planning year and through our celebration in 2012!

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Bicentennial Community Festival Details

Posted on May 24, 2012 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (2)


Celebrate Findlay’s Bicentennial “family style” at the Bicentennial Festival presented by The Hancock Leadership Class of 2012. The two-day festival, to be held at the Hancock County Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10, will offer activities for all ages, including the Bicentennial Battle of the Bands and Little Miss/Little Mister Bicentennial Contests.


Admission to the Fe...

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Get your Team Together!

Posted on May 7, 2012 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Teams are being sought for the upcoming Bicentennial Community Challenge which will take place during Findlay’s Bicentennial celebration. Events will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the week of June 11-15, 2012. Friday's event will occur from noon to 4 p.m. Each team will need 5-7 team members, aged 16 and above. The events will take place at Dorney Plaza, Emory Adams Park and the Hancock County Fairgrounds. Events are as follows:

Monday, June 11:

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Shaving Outlawed in Findlay!

Posted on March 16, 2012 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Wow! The past two days have been fast and productive. Details are complete for the Brothers of the Brush competition! Ann Buis and her committee have come up with a great way for men to join the Brotherhood. Gentlemen, here is your official notice that Sheriff Michael Helman has outlawed shaving in Hancock County. Beard growers from outside of Hancock County can also participate!

The Planning is Happening Fast and Furiously!

Posted on February 7, 2012 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

We are in it! We have entered our Bicentennial year, Findlay! Last night we had a meeting with the steering committee and there is a lot going on! Here's a bullet list:

The Bicentennial Community Challenge committee has secured sponsors for the following events: 

Ice cream Sundae Building Competition sponsored by Country Inn & Suites and Dietsch Brother!
Super Soaker Dual sponsored by Blanchard Valley Center
Scavenger Hunt sponsored by Smart Sites Imaging

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When did the planning begin?

Posted on August 30, 2011 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (2)

We had our first open meeting about Findlay's Bicentennial on Tuesday, February 9, 2010. Many community members came out to share their memories and their desire to volunteer. After this public meeting, Christie and I began meeting with individuals and organizations in the community to toss around ideas for the Bicentennial. Before we knew it, we had a full year of ideas!

One of the suggestions was a big New Year's Eve gala. Since we knew tha...

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