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City officials pleased with celebration

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Cannelton employees, committee, volunteers commended

By KEVIN KOELLING

Managing Editor

CANNELTON – Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder proclaimed this to be the official celebration week for the city’s 175th “birthday.”

Speaking at a regular common-council meeting Monday, she noted the anniversary of the city’s founding will occur Dec. 23. Its celebration kicked off Sunday with a parade and continues through the week. Pictures from the parade appear on Page 1B and information about other events appears on Page 2B.

“I want to thank the 175th Anniversary Committee for everything they’ve done and will do,” the mayor said at the council meeting. “They’ve done a great job.”

She also commended city workers.

“All of the departments did a nice job on the parade,” she said.

“The parade was well-organized,” Councilman Melvin McBrayer agreed. “Everything went well.” He added that the event was a nice opening for the celebration, as did Councilman Emory Yaggi.

“It was a very good parade,” Yaggi said.

Councilwoman Lynn Fulkerson also agreed and urged city residents to continue efforts to tidy up their properties ahead of this weekend’s events, which are expected to attract many former residents and other visitors. 

Street Commissioner David Marsh said his department and others had patched all but a couple of potholes on city streets and painted curbs between Adams and Taylor streets in preparation for the celebration.

“A lot of people said you did a good job,” McBrayer told him. 

All of the city’s departments helped and were proud of what they were able to accomplish, Marsh replied, adding that volunteers worked to improve the appearance of the city’s bump-outs.

“They helped us out a lot,” he said.

The mayor told the council she had received a resolution from Tell City officials offering their “heartfelt congratulations” on the observance.

“I thought that was really nice of them,” she said.