When 2016 arrived, it signified the end of Greenville’s bicentennial year.
The afternoon of December 31st, a ceremony was held at the Montrose Mausoleum to inter a time capsule into one of the vaults.
Approximately 35 people attended the event. Greenville Mayor Alan Gaffner looked back on a very successful bicentennial year. He said the yearlong celebration has generated many compliments.
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The mayor recognized the Bicentennial Executive Committee of Rex Catron as chairman, Pat Kious as vice chair, Jenara Willman as treasurer, John Coleman as fundraising chairman, and Allan Davis as logistics chairman.
Catron said writing his letter that went into the time capsule was an interesting experience.
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In the time capsule are items provided by various businesses and organizations, a video of the city, plus photos of the bicentennial events. The time capsule was donated by Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home. It is to be opened in 2065 when Greenville celebrates its 250th birthday.