Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Bells for Boulder

In celebration of the city's "sesquicentennial," the public is invited to meet downtown near the Boulder County Courthouse by noon, bells in hand to ring one time for each of Boulder's 150 years.

The group bell-ringing is expected to last about 15 minutes, and will be followed by songs played by the carillons of four buildings around town: Macky Auditorium, St. Johns Episcopal Church, Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, and St. Aidan's Episcopal Church.

Organizers said several school groups will participate, too, including: Watershed Middle School with about 40 students gathering at the courthouse; Friends' School with students ringing bells at their schoolhouse at 5465 Pennsylvania; and Whittier Elementary, which has its own bell tower.

Later today, a reception for "old timers" -- citizens older than 65 who have lived in Boulder for 50 years --will be held at Hotel Boulderado, and the City Council will host a special event with more than 30 former council members.

Come on down to the courthouse and join in this celebration of our wonderful city.

Visit the official Sesquicentennial website for more information about the year-long celebration.

Visit Boulder Magazine's Daily Calendar for more fun stuff to do around Boulder County.

And, watch the Boulder Sesquicentennial video here.

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