Camden Bicentennial 1818-2018

Camden was established in 1818 and we celebrated our 200th birthday in 2018! The Camden Bicentennial Planning Committee planned lots of activities for the monumental event and our community enjoyed an entire year of celebration!

Here is information about the wonderful, fun events we held to celebrate our 200th!

2018 BICENTENNIAL EVENTS
(successfully completed!)

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Camden Business Appreciation Day
Saturday, April 21, 2018
11:00 am - 2:00 p.m.

We want folks to Shop Local and support Camden businesses!  So we sponsored our first Camden Business Appreciation Day.  Many of Camden's fine merchants and businesses were ope and welcoming with refreshments, specials, deals, discounts and door prizes!

Many had historical information, stories, and photos on display about their businesses and/or the buildings where they are located. Other historical info about Camden's buildings and businesses was displayed in the Town Hall, the Camden Archives were open (and very busy!) and we had lots of Bicentennial merchandise for sale.

It was a fun day, with beautiful spring weather, and some of the best businesses in the county participating  Thank you everyone!!

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Happy 200th Birthday Celebration
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
11:00 am -1:00 pm

Activities included a pet parade (wth prizes), cupcakes & snacks, proclamations,
the time capsule, historical tours and a fun community gathering!

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Here are some of the other successful events we enjoyed in 2018!
  • Guided Historical Tours of Camden during the Black Walnut Festival - 12:00 noon and 3:30 on Sunday, Oct 21.  
  • Haunted Camden Tours - participants learned about the creepy, disturbing and mysterious stories and events in Camden's history.  Tours were available during the fall of 2017 and 2018.
  • Camden Boo-centennial - Some committee members dressed for a frightfully good time (and treats) on Beggars Night, Tuesday, October 30 2018.
  • Community Worship Service - Working with our local church congregations, we planned a Community Worship Service on Sunday, November 18th. This one was special.
  • Holiday Lighting/decoration contests for homes and businesses during the December holidays.
  • Snowman Decorating Contest - during the first real snow fall!  So fun.

Upcoming Events

Jul
25
Thu
5:00 pm Farmers Market @ Parking Lot on Central (next to old school)
Farmers Market @ Parking Lot on Central (next to old school)
Jul 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Farmers Market @ Parking Lot on Central (next to old school)
Jul
28
Sun
3:06 pm Sunday Funday! (music & fun) @ American Legion Post #377
Sunday Funday! (music & fun) @ American Legion Post #377
Jul 28 @ 3:06 pm – 4:06 pm
Sunday Funday!  (music & fun) @ American Legion Post #377
More Info & Updates:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/985674178461629
Aug
1
Thu
5:00 pm Farmers Market @ Parking Lot on Central (next to old school)
Farmers Market @ Parking Lot on Central (next to old school)
Aug 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Farmers Market @ Parking Lot on Central (next to old school)
7:00 pm Council Meeting @ Camden Town Hall
Council Meeting @ Camden Town Hall
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm
You can find the agenda for the upcoming meeting and minutes here.
Aug
8
Thu
5:00 pm Farmers Market @ Parking Lot on Central (next to old school)
Farmers Market @ Parking Lot on Central (next to old school)
Aug 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Farmers Market @ Parking Lot on Central (next to old school)
Aug
13
Tue
6:00 pm PS School Board Meeting @ High School LMIC
PS School Board Meeting @ High School LMIC
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm
Preble Shawnee School Board meeting in the High School Auditorium on Somers Gratis Road.
Aug
15
Thu
5:00 pm Farmers Market @ Parking Lot on Central (next to old school)
Farmers Market @ Parking Lot on Central (next to old school)
Aug 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Farmers Market @ Parking Lot on Central (next to old school)