SAVE THE DATE – Wednesday, November 2, 2011 – 150th Anniversary Celebration and more

October 26th, 2011
Months before the actual 150th anniversary date, much has been said and done acknowledging this significant milestone.

The celebration continues as we recognize Douglas County’s notoriety as one of the original 17 territorial Counties in the state. A committee of County employees has been in place most of the year, working on various 150th Anniversary events and activities to maximize the opportunity for the public and employees to participate.

Four commemorative activities remain:
1. An online Heritage Hunt Trivia Contest – created by the County’s Historic Preservation Board and staff – to promote awareness of the County’s historic landmarks. The public is invited to participate in the trivia contest and incentives are being offered to encourage participation. While employees and family members are encouraged and welcome to participate in the contest, employees and family members are not eligible for the prizes.

2. Save the Date and Celebrate with CAKE! On Wednesday, November 2 – the day after the actual date of the County’s 150th anniversary – County employees will be treated to ceremonial cakes placed throughout all facilities – but unlike the Heritage Hunt Trivia Contest, you won’t have to hunt for cake .

3. You will also notice that the County flag will fly at the Philip S. Miller Building from Nov. 1, 2011 through the end of the year.

4. Prairie Canyon Ranch PSA – Release of a public service announcement (PSA) celebrating the County’s historic preservation efforts – featuring the restoration of the Prairie Canyon Ranch barn. Here is the link to view the PSA: