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BICENTENNIAL PICTORIAL SUMMARY
Thanks to the work and contributions of several volunteer photographers,
this page provides a pictorial sampling of Bicentennial activities and events.
Bicentennial photographs were contributed by the following:
The Bicentennial Steering Committee greatly appreciates the willingness of the above named individuals to share their images of this historic event!
If additional Bicentennial photos are received, they will be added at the bottom.
If you can identify any persons, groups, or objects in the following images, please inform the Darrtown.com webmaster
Darrtown Methodist Church
Butler Co. Sheriff Mounted Patrol
- age ten years
Dennis Byrd and the Coke Otto Boys
Senator Bill Coley
Milford Township Trusteee Paul Gillespie,
with Barry Leistner at the wheel
Sgt. Jeff Reigert
At right: Dick Bunger - making rope
near Schollenbarger Road
Butler Co. Sheriff
Horses and wagon owned and operated by
Myron Bowling, auctioneer
Somerville Fire Department truck
One of 600 flags posted thru out the village
Sign, in village square, at Oxford and Main streets
Walter "Smokey" Alston Memorial
Southwest quadrant - Village Square
Bill Coombs - Veterans' Memorial
Northwest quadrant - Village Square
Standing (L-R): Becky Beckett, Don Beckett, Jeff Beckett, Eric Beckett, Julie Beckett and Xavier Mckee.
Seated: Dorothy Beckett, Don's mother
Darrtown Methodist Church
at the wheel
(Front, L-R) Martha Lee (Sherer) Bray,
Joye (Hutchings) Wilcoxin, and Lynne (Sherer) Sitkiewicz. (Back): Donald Raymond Sherer.
(L-R) State Representative Tim Derickson,
Kelly Derickson, Sue Clover, and John Clover
Myra Krauth and Julie Beckett
- with Thunderbay
(L-R) Elaine (Russell) Secula, Pamela (Menke) Jewell, and Debbie (Ledger) Baumann
(L-R) Travis Reffitt and Greg Reffitt of Reffitt's Garage
"Red Cactus Foods"
by Trish Elam
Cornhole boards - by Jay Morris
- on a wagon ride thru Darrtown
Car and truck owned by Rick Dowd
L-R: Marvin Gillespie, Cynthia Mee, and Linda Mee
Roxanne (Russell) Otto,
L-R: Joan Lemmons, Steve Lemmons,
Joe Pater & Janet (Finkbine) Pater
Darrtown road sign
- south end of town, on St. Rt. 177
Two proclamations were received from the State of Ohio
Carolyn Coley, wife of Senator William Coley, was instrumental in acquiring these official proclamations,
on behalf of the Darrtown Bicentennial Steering Committee.
The following Bicentennial photographs were contributed by Paul Decker, in January, 2015.
State Senator Bill Coley
- reading official Proclamations
(Fred Lindley at right)
State Representative Tim Derickson - with remarks at Opening Ceremony
Bi-plane flyover during opening ceremony
- by Jeff Jordan of Boston, Indiana
- one of several golf cart drivers
L-R: Joe Pater, Paul Gillespie, & Bill Phelps
(L-R) William "Beaver Bill" Beeler and Harold Richardson
Fire truck owned by Gary Gault
Members of the
Blue River Long Rifles
L-R: Unknown, Myra Krauth, Dale Norris,
and Jerry Krauth
1961 Mercury - owned by Rick Martin
Bob Young (at microphone) with Don Beckett,
during opening ceremonies, when Don learned that
the Edot Park ball field was being named "Don Beckett Field."