The Monroe County Board of Commissioners invites area residents to join us for a birthday party to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the first meeting of county government and the founding of the Town of Bloomington! The birthday party will be held at the County Courthouse (outdoors, if weather permits). The party is geared toward families and area youth. “This is a great opportunity to join us in a celebration, with activities for everyone,” said Monroe County Commissioner Julie Thomas. “This is a community celebration of the past, with an eye to our future.”
Participating local agencies will host games and activities. Food truck vendors will be parked on the south side of the Square. Rhino’s Youth DJs will provide musical entertainment and the Hudsucker Posse will show off their hoola-hoop skills. Bicentennial merchandise will be available for sale and children ages 4–14 are invited to submit an entry for the “Name the Courthouse Fish” contest! There will also be a short program commemorating the first meeting of Monroe County government.
Participating agencies include: the Youth Service Bureau, Boys & Girls Club, CASA, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, United Way, the Community Orchard, Life Designs, Area 10, and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department.