BROCTON - With planning stages well under way, the Portland Bicentennial Celebration committee is officially in full fundraising mode.
Portland Town Supervisor Dan Schrantz, who serves on the committee, reported to town council members during the monthly council meeting that several fundraising initiatives are under way to raise funds for the town's 200th birthday celebration slated to begin in April.
Celebration hats, available in green or white, are available for sale at the Town Clerk's office. Also in progress is the sale of calendar date placements which will be customized in a town history themed calendar for the celebration year. Birthdates, anniversary dates, memoriam dates or any other type of event town residents wish to mark can be added to the calendar, which will feature a pictorial history of the town.
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