Beaufort to hold one last tricentennial party for New Year's Eve

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Beaufort to hold one last tricentennial party for New Year's Eve

By ERIN MOODY
emoody@beaufortgazette.com
Published Friday, December 30, 2011   |  145 Words  |  

Beaufort is throwing one last tricentennial celebration tonight at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park to honor the city's history and usher in its 301st year.

Music will start about 4 p.m.; the program kicks off at 4:30 p.m. The official Founders Night II festivities will wrap up with a fireworks show over the Beaufort River at about 6 p.m.

The free event will include music by Marlena Smalls; choirs from Tabernacle Baptist, Carteret Street United Methodist and First Presbyterian churches; Sumitra Stewart; and the Delbert Felix Trio.

Residents Anita Singleton-Prather, Bill Harvey Jr. and Jeff Evans will present short readings about major events in the city's history and its growth over the centuries.

Beaufort 300 organizers continue to seek donations to place memorials in the park. The goal is to find 300 donors willing to give $300 each.