Led by Waterville First, plans for the celebration of the 150th year of the Village of Waterville’s incorporation will wrap up with a concert.
At last week’s Village Board meeting, Board members approved transfering $13,000 from savings for the celebration of the Village’s 150th anniversary of incorporation. Those funds will be used for a band the evening of the celebration, a tent in case of rain and the mural being painted on the side of the Triangle Bank Building by Waterville native Russell Mason.
The Village approved a 10-year lease with building owner John Brouilette for $1. The contract protects the mural through 2031 from being removed or painted over.
Trustee Brian Bogan, who is also president of Waterville First, said the mural will cost $8,000, while $2,500 was budgeted for a band. Based on the successful turnout for the recent Wednesday night variety show put together by resident Mark Barnes, he will be hired to do a similar one for the 150th celebration.
Waterville’s 150th celebration will come at the end of the Sept. 18 Cruise In during the day. The theme of this year’s Cruise In is the 150th anniversary of the village. Waterville First also sponsors Cruise In, which has been the third Saturday in September for the last 16 years.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise money for a fireworks show to cap off the day. As of last week, the page called 150th Celebratory Fireworks at Cruisin' had raised…