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City to celebrate 200 years in 2019

  • 27 December 2018
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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In 2019, the city of Bennettsville will celebrate 200 years.
Founded in 1819 and named after Gov. Thomas Bennett, numerous events will be held in 2019 to commemorate the anniversary throughout the year.
Elisabeth McNiel, chair of the Bicentennial committee said events are still being added. 
Bennettsville Bicentennial Events
--NAACP Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade at noon
January 19 on Broad Street, Bennettsville;
--Lynda Randle concert at 7 p.m., Jan. 19 at the Marlboro Civic Center;
--Farewell Angelina concert at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 15 at the Marlboro Civic Center;
--Marlboro County District Art Show on March 22-23 at the Bennettsville Community Center;
--Bennettsville Hall of Fame at 8 p.m. April 13 at the Marlboro Civic Center;
--International Food Festival on April 5 in downtown Bennettsville;
--Farm to Town Dinner on April 27 in downtown Bennettsville;
--The Gulf Street Dance on May 25 at the Marlboro School Community Center;
--Shiny Ribs- 2 Hours From Anywhere Concert at 8 p.m. June 8 at a location to be announced;
--Fourth of July Fireworks and 2 Hours From Anywhere Concert from 6:30-9:30 p.m. June 29 at Lake Paul Wallace;
--2 Hours From Anywhere Concert from 7-10 p.m. July 11 at Bennettsville Community Center;
--2 Hours From Anywhere Concert from 7-10 p.m. July 25 at Bennettsville Community Center;
----2 Hours From Anywhere Concert from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 8 at Bennettsville Community Center;
--Beach Blast and 2 Hours From Anywhere Concert from noon-10 p.m. Aug. 25 or 31 at Lake Paul Wallace;
--Bennettsville Fire Department Fire Prevention Parade on Oct. 12 on Broad Street;
--McArthur Farms Festival on Oct. 18-20 at McArthur Farm (times to be announced);
--Trunk or Treat from 3-8 p.m. Oct. 26 at Marlboro County Courthouse Square;
--Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 11 in downtown Bennettsville;
--Scarecrow Fest on Nov. 23 on South Marlboro Street and Fayetteville Avenue;
--"The Nutcracker" Columbia City Ballet at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Marlboro Civic Center;
--Bicentennial Christmas Parade on Dec. 14.

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