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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Pre-Sesquicentennial Checklist. Do This Now To Have Fun Later

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Things are heating up for the big 150th celebration this July. Here are a few things that you can do now to prior to the Sesquicentennial:

Family Photo Cakewalk: Location - Mess Hall.   Reserve a 3’ x 5’ space. Families, businesses, clubs, and churches can display their personal histories in Fort Thomas offering another type of photographic view of the city’s development. Contact to reserve space(s) for your family, business, church, club, or non-profit to showcase your individual history. Whether you have lived in town 6 generations or 6 months, all are welcome.  Cost: $100. Benefits the General Thomas Statue.

Fort Thomas App:- Download the Fort Thomas guide from Tour Buddy from iTunes or Google Play store. You will find an events guide, historic tours, and special information for the week long festival. Go to Tour Buddy. Download the app. Search for Fort Thomas, KY.  The app is free.

Photo Contest Display: Location - Mess Hall. See all of the submissions and winners that capture the Spirit of Fort Thomas. Contact All photos will be displayed in the Mess Hall and first place entries win cash awards. Posters are all over town.

Sesquicentennial Book Club: Location - Carrico Public Library.  Join in a lively book discussion of Master of War: The Life of General George H. Thomas by Benson Bobrick. There are 2 opportunities for discussion: Thursday, June 29 at 2 PM: Friday, June 30 at 10:30 AM and 7 PM. Reserve your place by emailing Lanita Boyd at

Volunteer Sign-Up: The festival needs lots of volunteers to make everything run smoothly. You can visit this site to sign up for volunteer slots. You can do this on your phone or laptop. Copy and paste this link.

Student Essay Contest: The Art and Scholarship Department of Fort Thomas Woman’s Club is sponsoring an essay contest on “What Fort Thomas Means to Me” for the Sesquicentennial (150th) celebration.  The essay must be at least 100 words but no longer than 500 words.  Attach a cover sheet that includes name, address, phone number, and birthday or age.  Mail it to the Fort Thomas Woman’s Club, P O Box 75073, Fort Thomas, KY 410754. Entries must be submitted no later than Thursday, May 26, 2017.  Winners will receive a monetary gift from the Woman’s Club and will be the City’s honored guest riding in a convertible in the 4th of July Parade.  Winning speeches will be read during the Sesquicentennial Celebration.

Pet Mayor Essay Contest: Answer one of these prompts, “What my pet means to me” or “What my pet has done that is wonderful or heroic” and you could be have the next Pet Mayor. Submit essays to Pet Wants at or drop off at 1118 S. Ft. Thomas Ave by July 1.

Calling All Veterans.  We want to recruit YOU to be honored in our Independence Day Parade.  To sign up, call Sean Donelan at 859-572-1243.  The dedication of Veterans Way will take place immediately after the parade and will include a photo of all military and veterans as part of the dedication.

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