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July 25, 2013

Bessemer at 100, Part 3: When business boomed, it was the best of times



If You Go:

Bessemer Centennial Celebration:

•Thursday — Family Night will include the honor guard flag raising at 6 p.m., kids’ crafts, petting zoo, magician at 7:15 p.m., face painting, pizza party, face painting, school supply drive for Project H.O.P.E. and movie in the park, “Escape Planet Earth” at 9 p.m. All activities are at Kennedy Park.

•Friday — Stuffed chicken breast dinner at 5:30 p.m. and the band, “Guys without Ties” at the Croatian Club. The band will play from 7 to 11 p.m. Tickets for dinner are $7 and a limited number of seats will be available.

•Saturday — A parade begins at 11 a.m. and immediately following, vendors will open on North Main Street and around the square with food, games, and crafts, and the traditional CowLicks gigantic sundae will be made. A car cruise will be located across from Bessemer Presbyterian Church and a tractor cruise will be on Main Street. DJ Miksel will play throughout the day. The Ducky Derby is at 5 p.m., a cake walk, Chinese auction and giveaways for the entire family are at 8 p.m. The band, “Trainwreck” will take the stage from 6 to 10 p.m. The evening will conclude with a fireworks display at 10:15 p.m.

•Sunday — A community church service will be held at 10 a.m. under a tent across from the Bessemer Presbyterian Church on North Main Street.



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