Join the 4th Annual Square Dance and ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ Bicentennial Celebration

Celebrate the Bicentennial of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ and the 4th Annual Square Dance at Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District (CLF) at 388 West Predmore Road, Oakland Township on Saturday September 13, 2014. The Boy Scouts of America Rochester Troop 60 will perform the flag ceremony at 6:45 p.m.

Dunn Flumerfelt Star

Dunn Flumerfelt Star

“We wanted the opportunity to celebrate the 200 anniversary of our National Anthem written Sept. 13, 1814 by Francis Scott Key” said Vice Chair David Phillips. Square dancing will be from 7 – 9 p.m. This year we welcome back Glen Morningstar calling to the live music by the Ruffwater Stringband. Dancing is located either inside the Flumerfelt Barn or under a tent on the lawn just south of the barn. Also on display on the historic grounds, will be the wooden lawn quilt squares in recognition of the 40th anniversary of the Oakland Township Historical Society. The Commissioners attended the first showing of the lawn quilts in July and they were impressed with the variety of themes presented. Chairperson Heidi Paterson designed one of the squares. She commented, “This barn quilt square activity was a great way to involve our community residents and business to increase historic awareness.” Barb Barber, Historic Preservation Planner said, “Out of 48 squares we handed out, 47 came back – and they are all amazing!” There is a six-panel brochure that describes each quilt square.

Come and join us for a summer evening of celebrations, fun and music! Feel free to bring a picnic dinner, water will be provided at no cost. The Oakland Township Historical Society will have ice cream available.

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