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Celebrating 250 Years: Fayetteville Kick Off with N.C. Symphony 6/27/2012

(Fayetteville, N.C.) – The celebration of Fayetteville’s 250th anniversary will kick off with the N.C. Symphony performing at Fayetteville’s Festival Park Sunday, July 1 at 8 p.m. Gates for the free event open at 5 p.m.; Mayor Tony Chavonne will read a special proclamation before the performance, and fireworks will follow the symphony (after 9 p.m.).

Citizens will have the opportunity at the event to reserve their numbered editions of the commemorative Fayetteville 250 coin. The coin, which is rich in symbolism of the local area, comes in a branded wooden box with a signed certificate of authenticity from the mayor. Proceeds from the $75 cost of the coin will go toward supporting the purchase of a permanent commemorative marker.

The Symphony event is one example of the opportunities which will be made available to Fayetteville citizens to join in the celebration of the City’s sestercentennial anniversary. Celebrate, along with two other components – commemorate and educate – comprise the three themes of the Fayetteville 250 calendar of events. Educational tours on different dates, and a special concert Saturday, Sept. 29 during the International Folk Festival, are also scheduled for Fayetteville 250.

“The Fayetteville 250th anniversary celebration is being coordinated by City staff, in collaboration with the Arts Council, and Dogwood Festival staff,” said Bruce Daws, the City’s historic properties manager and coordinator of Fayetteville 250.

For more information about sestercentennial anniversary events, call Daws at (910) 433-1457.