Town photo shoot kicks off centennial

Daily Staff Report
Special to the Daily The west side of Broadway in Eagle in the 1920s. Note the dirt street, cars and some very familiar buildings.

EAGLE – The town of Eagle’s centennial celebration will kicks off Friday with a community, photo shoot downtown.The photo will be snapped at 4:15 p.m. on Broadway, between Second and Third Streets. The street will be closed for the event. Afterwards, cake and ice cream will be served at the Town Hall. Organizers hope to see 1,000 or more current and former residents participating in the photo shoot. Local groups such as Girl Scouts, Lions Club, or athletic teams are encouraged to come in uniform.

The photo will be framed for display at the Town Hall, and a copy will go to the Eagle County Historical Society archives.”The centennial celebration is for all of us. Everybody will have a chance to be a part of this town’s history,” said Eagle Centennial Committee member Roxie Deane.Eagle incorporated in March, 1905. According to historical archives, among the issues that prompted the little ranching community to organize into a town were a need for sidewalks and a central-water system, and a desire to keep cows and horses from wandering in the town streets.

The community photo shoot will be the start of a year-long centennial observance that will include a variety of special events and programs. The centennial theme will be carried through several regularly-scheduled events, including the Flight Days celebration in June, the July 4 bike parade and games, summer concerts, and the Christmas on Broadway observance in December.Special events planned include a vintage baseball game in June, a photography contest and display, a town pageant, guest speakers and a mid-summer picnic. The centennial committee will also be producing some commemorative coins and posters.For more information call Roxie Deane at 328-6350 or Kathy Heicher at 328-6656, ext. 2801.

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