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The closing ceremony Sunday for the Kane Sesquicentennial celebration featured the dedication of a vault for the Time Capsule at the Kane Depot.
Scott Morgan, the chairman of the Time Capsule project, said families and organizations have until December to take part in the project or add to their existing envelopes.
The 8x12-inch envelopes-- each up to one inch thick with pieces of memorabilia-- will be sealed inside a concrete vault added along the courtyard at the Depot.Â
The Kane Sesquicentennial celebration this week has drawn large crowds for various entertaining events.
But this great attendance doesn't compare with the huge turnout expected today for the "giant" 70-unit parade.
Beginning at 1 p.m. today, the parade will line up near the Central Towers on Greeves Street.
Mother Nature is smiling on Kane.
Skies brightened just in time Thursday for the opening ceremony for the Kane Sesquicentennial celebration.
The 45-minute ceremony on Field Street at Fraley Street featured the crowning of Miss Sesquicentennial Delaney Oertly, Junior Miss Sesquicentennial Lily Deane, Prince Jacob Menteer and Princess Madyson Wilson.
Other awards also were presented at the ceremony.
Brittany Collin and Shane Stevens are the parents of 5-month-old Swayze, the winner of the Baby Contest.
The week-long Kane Sesquicentennial celebration moves into full swing tonight with the opening ceremony at 5 p.m. on Field Street.
Sue Holt, chairman of the Sesquicentennial Committee, will be one of the speakers at the ceremony.
The program will feature an original Ted Johnson song about Kane.
The Shade Tree Commission also will be dedicating the 150th new tree to be planted for the Sesquicentennial.
Carol Kane Simerly of Payson, Ariz. has provided two of General Thomas Kane's swords for display at the Kane Memorial Chapel.
"They belong in Kane," Simerly said Wednesday in explaining why she sent the swords to Kane in a special delivery by the United Parcel Service (UPS).
Thomas L. Kaneâwho founded our town 150 years agoâhas gone down in U.S. history as the leader of the Bucktails during the Civil War, the force behind the building of the Kinzua Viaduct and many other notable achievements.
He also is known for his support for not-so-popular causes of the time such as the Mormons.
According to author Matthew J. Grow, Kane is recognized as âthe most important non-Mormonâ in the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saintsâthe Mormons.
There's a lot of talent in the student body at the Kane Middle School.
This was evident Tuesday at the showing of a documentary entitled "150 Years: A Student Journey" at the Family Drive-in on Route 6 east of Kane.
The 47-minute documentary-- produced by students during their recess over the past two summers-- depicts much of Kane's history. The showing of the video at the "big screen" at the drive-in is part of the week-long Kane Sesquicentennial celebration.
Planners for the Kane Sesquicentennial celebration a long time ago wanted to present a student documentary on the "big screen" at the Family Drive-in.
The biggest supporter of this proposal was Theodore "Fred" Holmes, who owned and operated the popular drive-in for over 30 years.