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City, local groups to host 'quasquicentennial'on the evening of Thursday, Sept. 13.

FILE PHOTO - Sherwood's birthday celebration will take place in Cannery Square Thursday evening.Sherwood's 125 year celebration is on! To commemorate Sherwood's "quasquicentennial," we are going to have a party: Collaborating with the City, the Historical Society and our local arts groups, Sherwood Main Street will be hosting a "first of its kind" dinner event and historical celebration in September on Railroad Street and at Cannery Square.

As "Smockville" was incorporated as the town of Sherwood in 1893, Railroad Street was considered the front porch of the community. Along with all the activity associated with a train stop, Railroad Street was the local spot to eat, drink, shop, go to the post office, get a haircut and, especially, gather for good times.

We are going to build on that community spirit and celebrate our anniversary by holding a Farm-to-Table open air dinner (in the middle of Railroad street), and then we will gather in Cannery Square for birthday cake and entertainment. This Front Porch Celebration will be on Thursday, Sept. 13. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m., and high-energy pop and rock music from the Junebugs goes from 7 to 9 p.m.

We will use local restaurants and businesses to provide the cuisine, with a menu reflecting a variety of foods from around our area. The street will be adorned with an array of historical displays, and the wooden tables will be decorated with Sherwood memorabilia. The dinner is by reservation only, but the birthday cake, music and dancing are free and open to the public.

For dinner tickets and information on Sherwood's Front Porch Celebration, go to our event page at www.facebook.com/SherwoodOldTown, or our website SherwoodsMainStreet.org.

Please put this on your calendar and join us in celebrating 125 years of achievements with good food, local entertainment, and neighborly company at this special event.

Gregg Jacot is the President of Sherwood Main Street.

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