The city of Anderson is continuing to celebrate its 150th birthday. The “cornerstone” events are scheduled for August, but officials say celebrations will be taking place all year. The city has released a video highlighting the city's past and vision for the future. May 19, 2015

City Calendar of Events For August 2015:

Today AND Tomorrow: The Sesquicentennial Mural

Local artists will recreate a large-scale version of the sesquicentennial logo on a downtown building. A fitting tribute to the City’s 150th birthday!

Saturday, August 22 Anderson Municipal Airport

FlipFlops AND Formals: The Sesquicentennial Gala

Hosted by Mayor Kevin Smith and his wife Anita, this first-class dinner and dance will feature good food and good times with a historical twist.

Sunday, August 23 Dickmann Town Center Park/Paramount Theatre

Artistry AND Imagination: Community Arts Collaboration

Anderson has a rich history in the arts and a vibrant current-day scene. Arts organization from all over the city band together to celebrate local talent and creativity downtown.

Month of August 2015

Service AND Saplings: City-wide Tree Planting Project

Volunteers will gather to plant 150 trees at designated locations.

Anderson is a many-time Tree City USA honoree. Varieties planted will grow into beautiful, longstanding reminders of the sesquicentennial.

Tuesday, August 25 Paramount Theatre

Legends AND Lunch: Legends of Anderson Luncheon

Anderson's past sparkles with residents who have gained national – even worldwide – fame. The Legends Luncheon, a collaboration among local service organizations, will honor their legacy and rekindle the tales of their many accomplishments.

Wednesday, August 26 Jackson Park

Picnic AND Praise: Anderson Sings

The inspirational sounds of gospel music will lift spirits when church choirs and other gospel artists from across the city gather at Jackson Park to give voice to Anderson's soaring spirit.

Thursday, August 27

Thrills AND Chills: A Hoosier Park Celebration

No one hosts a party like Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, which will welcome visitors with music, fun and games for a full evening of celebration.

Friday, August 28 Dickmann Town Center Park

Honor AND Celebrate: Anderson 150th Birthday Bash

A giant birthday cake, fireworks and an Anderson High School football game. Together with a live band and loads of other fun, the Birthday Bash will conclude the official week of sesquicentennial celebrations with a bang!

Source: The City of Anderson

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