Apple Valley To Celebrate 25 Years Of Incorporation

apple-valleyBy Staff Reports

(Apple Valley)– Historic memorabilia and photos will be on display at the Apple Valley History Expo on November 15, part of an afternoon of activities celebrating the Town’s 25th anniversary of incorporation.

In November 1988, an overwhelming 84% of the voters approved the measure to incorporate the Town of Apple Valley. To celebrate, citizens are invited to learn more about the past – and present – of the Town of Apple Valley.

An open house will feature department displays in Town Hall and the Development Services Building. Staff members will be on hand to answer questions and share what goes on behind the scenes. Guests can find answers to a trivia scavenger hunt at each booth, with a chance to win prizes.

The Conference Center will host the first ever Apple Valley History Expo. Citizens, organizations and the Town’s Historical Advisory Committee will have photos and memorabilia on display, showcasing the history of the town.  At the “living history” corner, some town pioneers will be on hand to share stories and reminisce. Learn more about modern day founders Newt Bass and Bud Westlund, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, as well as many more important people in both early and more recent town history.

At 11 a.m. the Recreation Department will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new fitness equipment in Civic Center Park, and the weekly Farmer’s market will be offering fresh, healthy produce and a variety of other retail items until 3 p.m.  Weather permitting, guests can also enjoy free tethered hot air balloon rides from 1 to 5 p.m., weather permitting, sponsored by Strata Equity Group.

The celebration is presented by the employees of the Town of Apple Valley, with the generous support of WalMart. Additional sponsors include St. Joseph Health St. Mary, Strata Equity Group and Coldwell Banker Commercial.

Visit www.AppleValley.org for a complete schedule of events.

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