The following is a schedule of events for the Newcomerstown Bicentennial 2014:
First Night Celebration (Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013) from 7 p.m. to Midnight. Main Street. Fireworks at Midnight from North College Street/Canal Street hill.
Dec. 31, 2013, through Jan. 4, 2014, Beard Growing Contest begins. Registration and picture-taking.
Monday, Jan. 6 at 11:30 a.m. Mayor's Bicentennial kick-off luncheon at Main Street Museum.
Friday, Feb. 14 from 7 to 10 p.m. Valentine's Day Dance at the Newcomerstown Middle School.
Thursday, Feb. 27 through Sunday, March 2 from noon to 5 p.m. daily. Bicentennial Art Show at Newcomerstown Union Hall.
Second Sunday. Bicentennial Art Show (final day).
Friday, March 21 through Saturday, March 22. Quilt Show at Christ United Methodist Church.
Friday, March 28 from 7 to 1 p.m. Spring Fling Dance at Newcomerstown Middle School.
Saturday, April 5 at 6 p.m. Veterans' Recognition. Military parade.
Saturday, April 12 from noon to 3 p.m. Veterans' Recognition. Free meal for veterans at The American Legion and Museum.
Saturday, April 19 from 7 to 10 p.m. Veterans' Recognition. Dance with entertainment at the David Barber Civic Center.
Saturday, April 26 at 1 p.m. Veterans' Recognition at Main Street Museum. Demonstration of proper way to handle the flag and various military matters (i.e. retirement of colors, funerals, etc.)
Senior Citizen Celebration.
Saturday, June 7 at 11 a.m. Registration for golf outing at River Greens Golf Course.
Saturday, June 28 at 4 p.m. Judging of Beard Growing Contest.
Sunday, June 29 at 2 p.m. Old Tyme Baseball Game at Cy Young Park.
Friday, June 27 through Sunday, June 29. Cy Young Days Festival.
Friday, July 4 at 9:30 p.m. Fireworks at Lee Stadium (sponsored by 31 Inc.) and annual GI Joe Drop.
Friday, Aug. 1 at 5 p.m. Recognition of past sport championship teams. First home football game at Newcomerstown High School cafeteria.
Saturday, Aug. 2 through Sunday, Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Artifact Show at Main Street Museum.
Saturday, Aug. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Newcomerstown Historical Tour (self-guided). Begins at Main Street Museum.
Sunday, Aug. 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. Bicentennial Historical Scavenger Hunt.
Friday (date not announced) at 5 p.m. Homecoming Queens of the Past. Pre-game dinner at Main Street Museum.
Sunday, Sept. 21 from noon to 5 p.m. Bicentennial Car Show at Newcomerstown High School.
Thursday, Oct. 9 through Sunday, Oct. 12 from noon to 5 p.m. Bicentennial Photography and 3-D Contest at the Newcomerstown Library Annex.
Friday, Nov. 14 through Saturday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. Bicentennial community play.
Wednesday, Dec. 31 at 3 p.m. Burying of the time capsule.
(Any information missing (date, day, time, etc.), will be announced at a later date. All the information listed here is subject to change.)
Also, Tickets for the GI Joe Drop have been extended to Aug. 31. The final drawing for the 10 finalists will be on Aug. 31 at Baker's IGA. It will be carried live on radio. Time to be announced. The final drop will be on Labor Day at the Newcomerstown High School, Lee Stadium.