Friday, August 21, 2015

225th Birthday Planning Meeting

The Planning Committee for Lindley's 225th Birthday Party will meet at the Lindley Town Hall on Thursday August 27th  at 7 P.M. All interested parties are welcome to attend.
Brenda-Chairperson would like to have most of the planning finished that evening.
Checking to see how many catch my error on the photos ..  Kitty

Monday, August 17, 2015

On Cemetery Road off County Rt.115  (Formerly US.RT.15)

Looking Back --225 years

In 1990, a group of highly motivated Lindley residents came together and celebrated the first 200 Years of the Town of Lindley’s history with an event called Heritage Days.  It was spread out over 3 days and included all sorts of events and activities. They even published a book called  “ Looking Back 200 Years   Lindley, New York 1790-1990. “ 

Twenty-five years have passed and many changes in Lindley have happened since then-- including the bussing of all our school children to out of town schools. With this in mind, a group of local residents felt that it was time to have another birthday party and to share some of Lindley’s past with the students, newcomers to Lindley, relatives  , friends and neighbors. So –

Lindleytown Birthday Party – Celebration Looking  Back 225 Years 1790-2015 –will take place on Saturday September 19th, 2015 from noon to 5 P.M. at the Lindley Town Hall and across the road on the Community Church grounds.

(Many of the old histories and letters addressed to the town residents in early days referred to the place as Lindleytown- hence the group adopted the older name to depict the time frame being celebrated.)
 Lindley was really the 1st formal settlement in Steuben County.
Although not as many activities as 1990 are planned, there will be a variety of displays, exhibits and activities of interest for all ages. . Elves are busy planning a variety of vintage games and activities to entertain the children.  The historical exhibits and displays will be at the Town Hall where there are already photos of schools, students, buildings and Veterans on display. The local Churches, LP Fire Department members and local residents will have a food booth at the Lindley Community Church with proceeds being donated to the Fire Department. (The only cost for the day!!!.) There will be musical entertainment by the Woodhull Band and other groups. 
As the day grows closer, we will share more details.  Sounds like a fun time –Did I mention a birthday cake and ice cream, too???  See you there.  Kitty

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Planning a Celebration of Colonel Lindsley's Arrival in Lindleytown in 1790

The Lindleytown Day 225th Birthday
Celebration Committee will meet Thursday August 13th at 7 P.M. at the
Lindley Town Hall  to continue planning the event scheduled for September 19th from
Noon to 5 P.M

If you are interested in Lindley’s past history and would like to be a part of the afternoon’s activities, we hope to see you on the 13th  The meeting is open to the public-especially to anyone who wishes to
participate or has an idea for a display
relating to Lindley’s past

The July meeting for planning  Lindley’s 225th birthday party  was quite productive. Since then the group (–especially Chairperson  Brenda Criss )have been busy working on the to-do lists that go with planning such an event. 

 It promises to be afternoon of interesting and fun activities for the young and the old. The afternoon will be a place to renew old friendships  and to meet /greet new neighbors.

The celebration will take place at the Lindley
Town Hall and the Lindley Community Church

Lindley residents will  celebrating the beginnings of one of Steuben County’s first real settlements.
 (Painted Post/Corning had a few folks living in that area , but there was no community as well planned as ColonelLindsley’s –”Lindleytown “ in 1790 ). 

The emphasis is on the Town of Lindley’s
past 225 years .There will be activities,
displays, exhibits and entertainment for all
ages..  The event is free and the public is
invited to help celebrate Lindley’s 225th.
Birthday Party.
After this coming meeting, there will  be a better idea of who ,what, and when that we can publicize 

 For more information –call   607-523-8083 or
607- 523-8851

Watch for a list of activities as the planning continues.  

Lindsley Burying Ground