PHOTOS: Greenville Bicentennial Opening Ceremony

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The Greenville Bicentennial kicked off Saturday morning, September 5 with an opening ceremony. The ceremony consisted of comments from local officials, a salute to local military personnel and veterans, and recognition of some special citizens.

99 year old Marshal Kirkham was recognized as Greenville's oldest citizen
99 year old Marshal Kirkham was recognized as Greenville’s oldest citizen
James David Lawler, son of Mike and Beth Lawler, was recognized as the youngest Greenville citizen, at just a few days old.
James David Lawler, son of Mike and Beth Lawler, was recognized as the youngest Greenville citizen, at just a few days old.
Charles "Kelly" and Lucille Ireland were named Greenville's longest married couple.  The pair have been married for 74 years.
Charles “Kelly” and Lucille Ireland were named Greenville’s longest married couple. The pair have been married for 74 years.
GES students provided music
GES students provided music
GES students provided music
GES students provided music
GES students provided music
GES students provided music
"Princess" Lugge led Greenville Elementary School students in song.
“Princess” Lugge led Greenville Elementary School students in song.

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Military recognition
Military recognition
Members of AMVETS Post 140
Members of AMVETS Post 140

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Military recognition
Military recognition
Military recognition
Military recognition
Military recognition
Military recognition
Military recognition
Military recognition
Military recognition
Military recognition
Military recognition
Military recognition
Military recognition
Military recognition
99 year old Marshal Kirkham was recognized as Greenville's oldest citizen
99 year old Marshal Kirkham was recognized as Greenville’s oldest citizen
99 year old Marshal Kirkham was recognized as Greenville's oldest citizen
99 year old Marshal Kirkham was recognized as Greenville’s oldest citizen
Emily Gaffner sang the National Anthem and was joined by AMVETS Post 140 members Lynn Craig, Mike Gouge, Lonnie Gipson,and Ted Troemel, who proudly presented the colors.
Emily Gaffner sang the National Anthem and was joined by AMVETS Post 140 members Lynn Craig, Mike Gouge, Lonnie Gipson,and Ted Troemel, who proudly presented the colors.
Emily Gaffner sang the National Anthem and was joined by AMVETS Post 140 members Lynn Craig, Mike Gouge, Lonnie Gipson,and Ted Troemel, who proudly presented the colors.
Emily Gaffner sang the National Anthem and was joined by AMVETS Post 140 members Lynn Craig, Mike Gouge, Lonnie Gipson,and Ted Troemel, who proudly presented the colors.

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Bicentennial Committee Chairman Rex Catron
Bicentennial Committee Chairman Rex Catron

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Greenville Mayor Alan Gaffner
Greenville Mayor Alan Gaffner

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Greenville Mayor Alan Gaffner
Greenville Mayor Alan Gaffner

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Bicentennial Committee Chairman Rex Catron
Bicentennial Committee Chairman Rex Catron
Bicentennial Committee Chairman Rex Catron
Bicentennial Committee Chairman Rex Catron

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Greenville Mayor Alan Gaffner
Greenville Mayor Alan Gaffner

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Greenville Mayor Alan Gaffner
Greenville Mayor Alan Gaffner