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Let's Celebrate 150 Years!

The City of Sanford's Sesquicentennial Committee invites the community to join in the 150th celebration at these official events:

Charter Day - February 6, 2024

Mayor Rebecca Wyhof Salmon will read the official proclamation declaring February 11, 2024 through February 11, 2025 as Sanford's Sesquicentennial Year. 

Time: 5pm

Where: Council Chambers, Sanford Municipal Center, 225 E. Weatherspoon Street in Sanford

Contact: Kelly Miller, 919-718-4658 x0

Celebrate the day Sanford's incorporation went into effect back in 1874 with cake and ice cream (while supplies last), exhibits, performances, games, and more. This event is free and open to all. There will be refreshments available for purchase.

Time: 10am-4pm

Where: Lions Club Fairgrounds, 505 N. Seventh Street in Sanford

Living History - Fall 2024

Become part of Sanford's history by participating in a "history harvest" and adding a keepsake letter to a time capsule to be opened at Sanford's bicentennial in 2074. More information to come.

Time: TBD

Where: TBD

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to celebrate the 2024 sesquicentennial!

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Sights from Sanford's Centennial

1874 - 2024


Celebrating Sanford's

by preserving our past, connecting our present, and working together for our future

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