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Out of an abundance of caution, the City of Woodland will reschedule its “Celebrate Woodland” Sesquicentennial celebration from October 2021 to Spring 2022.
Originally scheduled for October 16 and 17, these community events commemorating the City of Woodland’s formal incorporation on February 22, 1871 will be postponed to keep our community safe and healthy. A series of downtown live music events at local businesses will still occur on October 16, and we hope Woodlanders head downtown to shop small and eat locally that Saturday. In the interim, the City continues to encourage all residents to get vaccinated if they have not done so already. Stay tuned to the City’s website, social media accounts, and celebratewoodland.org for the announcement of an alternate date, likely in April 2022.
Until the rescheduled celebration and festival, Woodlanders can still celebrate our community’s 150th in many ways. The Celebrate Woodland committee is producing a series of videos highlighting aspects of Woodland’s history and community pride. The first, featuring City Park, Woodland’s “City of Trees” nickname, the Woodland Opera House, and the Gibson House, can be viewed here. Woodlanders can bike or walk a new self-guided tour that traces parts of the historic boundaries of Woodland. Online videos that tell you more about homes and neighborhoods guide you through the tour, which begins at the intersection of Third and Main. Commemorative apparel is also available: A t-shirt designed by a local high school student can be purchased at SorD Boards, while an embroidered baseball cap is available at multiple Woodland locations. A limited quantity of “Woodland Memories” photo books are available for purchase at City Hall. Celebrate Woodland has also compiled a list of other books that touch on Woodland history, all of which are available at the Woodland Public Library. Additionally, you can follow the City’s Instagram and Facebook accounts for weekly “Throwback Thursday” posts. Finally, Celebrate Woodland has collaborated with the Woodland Daily Democrat on a series of full-page features on Woodland history that run every other month, with the next one due in October.
The City encourages all Woodlanders to get vaccinated to help end the pandemic and allow for safe, family-friendly community events. All available vaccines help keep you and your family healthy, especially young people who are not yet eligible for vaccination. Click here for more information on vaccination opportunities, including the option to have a dose delivered to your home or business.
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