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Sherwood to celebrate new festival to be known as Heritage Days on April 22

Sherwood Fest remains the most well-known festival in town. But perhaps that might change.

On Monday, April 22, the new Sherwood History and Heritage Committee will be sponsoring the first ever “Sherwood Heritage Day.

“We will be celebrating Sherwood’s 65th birthday, as the city was officially incorporated on April 22, 1948,” said Darrell Brown, Chairman, Sherwood History and Heritage Committee

The festivities will begin at 11 a.m. at the Jack Evans Senior Citizens Center. There will plenty of food, drinks, and entertainment, all provided free of charge.

“There will also be a “Happy 65th Birthday Sherwood” cake for all to enjoy,” Brown said.

Mayor Virginia Hillman will be making a special proclamation declaring April 22 as “Sherwood Heritage Day” and organizers will have other guest speakers, including several “founding fathers and mothers” of Sherwood.

“The [committee] will have a special display of Sherwood historical memorabilia set up,” Brown said.

There will be more details forthcoming in the days and weeks ahead as organizers finalize details.

“In the meantime, if people would like more information, they can contact me at 425-4037 or by e-mail at DWBrown@CityofSherwood.net or Mayor Virginia Hillman’s Office at 835-6620,” he said.

Brown added,“We are still in the planning stages.”

The committee also has put together a Facebook Page as well as a YouTube video for all to view. Those websites are www.Facebook.com/SherwoodHistoryandHeritage and www.YouTube.com/SherwoodHHC.

Brown said Sam’s Club is providing the huge “Happy 65th Birthday Sherwood” cake.

“School children from Oakbrooke Elementary will help in leading the Pledge of Allegiance and singing a couple of songs,” Brown said. “We will be recognizing and honoring Sherwood’s founding fathers and mothers. We are working with local business to provide the lunch at no cost or donate money to purchase food. I hope it will be a very special event for all involved.”

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