The big celebration for the Bond County Bicentennial is less than a month away.
Events will take place Saturday and Sunday, July 1 and 2 in downtown Greenville.
Bicentennial Committee Chairman John Coleman said over 80 sponsors are making the upcoming celebration possible. He said the committee has been very busy planning events, from live music to the parade. He said there are a lot of logistics to take care of.
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Head East, and Swamp Weiss and the Swamp Daddies will perform Saturday night, and a Bond County talent jam will conclude July 1st activities.
Ides of March and Brother Jefferson will be on stage Sunday night. The United States Air Force Band of Mid-America will perform prior to and during the fireworks, being provided Sunday night by the Bond County Fourth Fest organization.
The parade will be at 3 p.m. Sunday.
All concerts and other activities are free.
Coleman said there will also be a focus on county history. In the first floor of the old Masonic building, a special Bond County museum will be open to visitors. Artifacts and history from each of the communities in Bond County will be on display. Courthouse tours will be offered on Sunday, July 2.
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Any Bond County village interested in having a community display should contact Cindy Tischhauser at 618-304-5519.