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Snappy Sunrise, by Mel Hunt

Cuba NY prepares to celebrate 200 years


The home of Cuba Lake, Cuba Cheese, The Cuba Garlic Festival, Moonwinks, Empire City Farms, and many other icons of Allegany County will being celebrating 200 years during 2022. Based on the size of the organizing committee, the number of sponsors, and contributions from local businesses; the entire town is rallying behind the celebration.

On Monday February 21st, Town Supervisor Lee James will kick of the celebration with a wreath-laying ceremony and proclamation at 7pm in Willow Bank Park on President’s Day. The brief ceremony will be followed by a fireworks show at Fireman’s Park.

The Committee, listed below, will also be hosting many other events over the bicentennial year.

Bicentennial Committee Members and community sponsors:

Dave Crowley Co-Chair

Michele Conklin Co-Chair

Mary Lindquist

Mary Raymond

Steve Raub

Dustin Burch

Lionel Legry

Michele Miller

Lee James

Mike & Connie Doyle

Cindy Dutton

Melodie Farwell

Brien Learn

Lou Conklin

Tom Taylor

Betty Edwards

Kevin & Jennifer White

Theresa Heinz

Wendy Sprague

Kathryn Ross

Jim & Jeanette Maxim

Tina Dalton

Katy Johnson

Kelly Hendrix

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