Bicentennial: Day One Wrap

The first day of the Bond County Bicentennial/Fourth Fest was very successful on Saturday.

Bicentennial Committee Chairman John Coleman told WGEL organizers were very happy with how the day went. He said the concerts were great and everyone seemed to have a great time.

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Second and Main streets and the courthouse lawn were packed with people for the music.

Coleman said Sunday’s schedule opens with a ceremony on the main stage at 1 PM. Courthouse tours follow at 1:30 PM. A parade will be held at 3 PM, a Civil War era regiment band will perform a few times Sunday afternoon, and the Muny Band will play on the courthouse lawn. Just prior to fireworks, around 9 PM, the Air Force Band will perform. Brother Jefferson will play following fireworks, which start at 9:30.

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The Muny band plays at 5 p.m., Ides of March will be on stage at 6:30 p.m. and the fireworks begin around 9:30. The Bond County Museum is in the former Masonic Building which is where Bicentennial memorabilia can be purchased.