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Whitesboro kicks off its Bicentennial Celebration

By LEXIE O'CONNOR

WHITESBORO, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Village of Whitesboro is kicking off its Bicentennial Celebration, celebrating the village's 200th birthday.

The kickoff event began Tuesday evening with a proclamation by Village Mayor Raymond Daviau, declaring Tuesday as Bicentennial Day in the Village of Whitesboro. The Village Board, past mayors, as well as Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente were on hand for the event, as were many old documents that dated back to the village's founding in March 26, 1813.

One longtime Whitesboro business owner, Norm Nimey of Norm's Service Center, said that while the cars have definitely changed over the past three decades, the people of the village has not.

Celebrations continued until 6:30 pm at the Village Hall in Whitesboro and officials say there are more and bigger events coming in the summer, including a parade and monument unveiling.

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