This weekend in Crawford is going to be festive with events planned that will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Crawford Reservoir and the post office, plus the Crawford All-School Picnic.
The Crawford All-School Picnic will be Saturday, Sept. 14, at noon at Crawford Town Park.
Everyone is welcome to attend this celebration of the 100th anniversary of the rebuilt Crawford School. Sloppy Joes will be served. For this potluck bring your own place setting and two dishes to share. This event will raise funds for the renovation of Crawford Town Hall. State historical funds are helping in part to restore the building to how it looked when it was Crawford School. Other parts of the building are being updated.
At Crawford State Park on Sunday, Sept. 15, at 2 p.m, everyone is invited to attend the 50th anniversary of the dedication of the Crawford Post Office and Crawford Reservoir. Both were dedicated in April 1963. Then come have a slice of the big cake. John Cunningham will be the emcee for the event. Rep. Millie Hamner is expected to attend. The county commissioners, mayors, trustees and others have been invited.
Danny Cotten has enlarged many historic photographs which will be on display. John and Marlyse Cunningham will have a presentation in honor of the historic occasions.
Among the dignitaries who attended the dedications in 1963 were former Gov. Steve McNichols (who had completed his term in Jan. 1963), Lt. Gov. R. L. Knous, Secretary of the Interior Stewart L. Udall, Rep. Wayne Aspinall, Commissioner of Reclamation Floyd Dominy, Leslie J. Savage and Crawford Mayor Ernie Baden. Baden was principal of Crawford School when it closed in 1962. Savage had a replica of the Statue of Liberty at the dedication.
There will be much more history shared this weekend in Crawford.
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