Fellsmere to celebrate 100th Anniversary April 2

FELLSMERE — The City of Fellsmere will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its incorporation on April 2, and plans to do it the old fashioned way.  Plans are underway for a pancake breakfast hosted by the Fellsmere Lion’s Club, starting at 7 am at the Community Center, followed by a community parade featuring bands, boats and floats. The parade’s most unique feature is the path it will take, circling around the downtown Fellsmere area on Broadway, giving parade attendees the chance to view everything twice.

The parade will deliver the Grand Marshal to the Historic Old School Grounds, where the day-long event will continue, with a blue grass band and historical tours of the Old School featuring the history of Fellsmere.

The winners of the Little Miss and Little Mr. Fellsmere contest will be announced, and the day will offer many surprises for children, including a Pinata Contest and bounce houses.

The original generator that provided electricity for the entire town in the 1900’s will be on display courtesy of Mr. Korky Korker.  Many of Fellsmere’s long-time residents will be out and about to share their knowledge and experiences of Fellsmere, as it used to be.

The day will feature food, craft and information booths, the Fellsmere Folkloric dancers, and the Our Lady of Guadalupe Dancers, all showing off the diversity of the Fellsmere community.

The Fellsmere Old School, built in 1916, has recently been restored to its original glory and a dedication ceremony will take place to recognize the contributions of many people.

The festivities continue into the evening with the Nouveaux Honkies providing county, folk, blues and blue grass music.  The evening’s finale will be a Laser Light Show provided for the whole community’s entertainment.

The City of Fellsmere Beautification Committee invites the public to come share the pride of the City of Fellsmere at its 100th Birthday party.

For more information or a detailed schedule contact Amber Cerda at (772) 360-5885 or fellsmereday@yahoo.com.

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