Official Website of the Massena, New York 2002 Bicentennial Celebration!
12 DAYS WE'LL NEVER FORGET!


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GOV. GEORGE PATAKI
HONORS MASSENA 200TH
Governor Leads Parade with State & Federal Dignitaries
  
Gov. George Pataki presents Town Supervisor Sandy Cook with legislation honoring town's birthday and shakes hands with Mayor Ken Macdonnell at Massena town hall.
   

MASSENA BICENTENNIAL
CLOSES WITH FANFARE
12 Days of Events & Celebrations Comes to an End


The Bicentennial closing ceremony, July 14th, was a ceremonial passing of the great anniversary event to the next generation .  After weeks of remembering our history, it was time for the children who led us forth into the future.
   

Dancing by candlelight, the closing ceremony began by lighting the future for Massena's next generation.
     

BIGGEST PARADE IN THE HISTORY OF MASSENA
Great 2-Hour Parade Blessed by Perfect Weather

   

     

   

BICENTENNIAL BALLOON WATCH -- AND PRIZES!

During closing ceremonies, Massena Boy Scouts released hundreds of red and white balloons skyward to mark the end of the 12-day event.  Did you get one?  You might win a prize!  E-Mail us about what your balloon and tag says, & where it landed!  E-Mail here. Check the Balloon Watch!

COMMITTEE COMPLETES
GREAT BICENTENNIAL!


Massena Bicentennial Committee joined by Miss Massena Bicentennial Amber Singleton and the town crier for one last photo after Sunday's closing ceremonies.  They can be proud of one of the greatest events in Massena history.
   
MASSENA FAMILY DAY
A GREAT SUCCESS!

The Massena Family Festival offered plenty of rides, craft fair and fun, following Saturday's giant parade....
  

... including plenty of youth dance and singing routines complete with patriotic music and costumes.
     

MASSENA BALLOONFEST


Bicentennial Balloonfest attracts dozens of riders and thousands of spectators on the ground around Massena.
The evening was capped with "Moon Glow," with three of the balloons simultaneously lit in the dark.
    

MASSENA MEMORIAL CELEBRATES 50 YEARS

Massena Hospital celebrated its golden anniversary, including burial of a time capsule to be opened in 2052.
 

St. Lawrence Seaway's Eisenhower Lock was lined with 
flags from 50 U.S. states and 10 Canadian provinces on Seaway Day, Friday, July 12th.  The Arion, a 443-foot Dutch vessel transited the lock, while the public was given tours.
     
     

NYPA SPONSORS BIG CONCERT & FIREWORKS

New York Power Authority sponsored a patriotic concert by Orchestra of Northern New York, the first concert in the new bandshell at Springs Park.  Nearly 2,000 people attended.  
A great  fireworks display followed from Bushnell Field.

                     

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