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Springwater Bicentennial in 2016

The Springwater Bicentennial occurred on 17 April 2016. Events were scheduled for the whole year. The committee and the community worked very hard to produce a wide variety of memorable events. Here are articles describing many of the events.

Click any image or link to see the articles and photos.

A Brief History of Springwater

Judy Tripp-Neu wrote this concise history of Springwater for the Bicentennial celebration. There is also some legend mixed in.

17 April 2016 - Springwater Bicentennial Founders Day

Judy Tripp-Neu summarizes the events of the Founders Day celebration of the Springwater Bicentennial, 17 April 2016.

4 June 2016 - Springwater Bicentennial Arts and Craft Show

The Bicentennial Arts and Craft Show was held on 4 June 2016. There was much artistic talent to be seen.


4 and 5 June 2016 - Springwater Gala

The Springwater Gala was held at Canute Park, as usual, but with a Bicentennial flare.

24 September 2016 - Springwater Bicentennial Fall Festival

The Bicentennial Fall Festival was held on 24 September 2016. There was also an antique vehicle parade through town.

22 October 2016 - Springwater Bicentennial Farm Tours

Several Springwater farmers opened their farms and homesteads for tours during the bicentennial celebration. Demonstrations and samples of their products were available.

29 October 2016 - Springwater Bicentennial Halloween Ball

The Bicentennial Halloween Masque Ball was held on 29 October 2016. There were plenty of scares to go around.

18 December 2016 - The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols was performed at the Springwater Methodist Church on 18 December 2016.

Bicentennial Logo Contest

The Springwater Bicentennial Celebration needed a Logo. There was a “Contest” and the winning logo was created by Will Barnum. Click here for information about the logo and its artist.

Bicentennial Documents

Contact list, meeting minutes, application forms, flyers etc.