Ads for 175th anniversary book

Planning for Searsport's 175th anniversary celebration has begun. Currently the committee is collecting advertisements from local businesses in Searsport, Belfast and Stockton to become part of the Commemorative Book. We hope to have the book ready to sell at this year's Fourth of July celebration.

If you want your business to be part of Searsport's history and support the big celebration in 2020, you must submit your advertisement by May 31 to ensure it gets into the book.

As in the past, there will also be "Patron" pages. If you would like to have your name, names of family members, or names in memory of someone, the cost is $10 per name or family. If you would like to have a picture with the name, the cost is $20. Again the information needs to be submitted by May 31.

These books will become part of Searsport's history. All the money collected will be used toward the week-long celebration that is scheduled for the week of June 29 through July 4, 2020, as well as other planned events throughout the year.

For more information about how to submit your advertisement or names for the Patron pages, please contact Dr. Karen Kelley, committee chairman, at 322-2947, or drop by the Town Office to get a form and price list for the ads.

If you would like to be part of the committee, the next meeting is Wednesday, May 22, at 1 p.m. at the Town Office.