Lansing warms up for its birthday

February 28, 2013 by  

The 120th anniversary of the village of Lansing is coming up very shortly and city officials are inviting the entire community to come out and celebrate with them.

The celebration will take place in several areas throughout the village, including Park Plaza, Ridge Road, Grant Street, and the American Legion Post. The day will start off with the presenting of the colors by the Lansing Veterans Memorial Ceremony Honor Guard, followed by a performance form the Memorial Junior High School Choir, and then the reading of the village’s incorporation documents.

Activities taking place in the American Legion will include food vendors, refreshments, a cash bar, a slide presentation about the history of the village from the Lansing Historical Society, and information booths from various local service organizations. A time capsule will also be created, there will be birthday cake for all, and a historic walking tour will be hosted by Paul Schultz. It sounds like there will definitely be something to appeal to every member of the family.

Many of the local service organizations will be handing out membership literature to those who are interested in joining them, and no doubt they will be provided by Lansing brochure printers. Those who stop by will want to have something they can take home with them to think over.

The 120th birthday party and celebration of the Village of Lansing will take place on March 3 from 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Other than the cash bar, all activities are free. For more information, please call Patty Eidam at 708-832-4567.