The intent of the New Providence Tricentennial Committee was to celebrate the group of pioneers who, in 1720, fought to overcome all sorts of problems to attain their goal—a place to live where they would be free to raise their families in a safe and productive way. They found it when they discovered the area in which we now live—New Providence, Nice Place, Nice People.
As those pioneers struggled to do the best for their people, so too are today’s Pioneers trying to do the same. The COVID-19 pandemic carries with it concerns and risks as serious in nature as those which confronted the European settlers in 1720. Your Tricentennial Committee has decided that the public gathering of many people at the future Tricentennial events scheduled for 2020 would create an unreasonable risk to residents, visitors and volunteers.
Therefore, the Committee has decided that both Tricentennial Day scheduled for September 26, 2020, and the Turkey Dinner planned for October 17, 2020 are canceled. Should there be positive changes in the situation, consideration will be given to rescheduling in the future. Think “300+1” or “Tri-Again Centennial” We will keep you posted. If you have already paid for the Turkey Dinner, refunds will be issued by check, if you paid with a check, and credit card refunds will be issued if you paid with a credit card.
But wait…You can still contribute to “Tricentennial: An At Home Celebration”
Take a journey into New Providence’s history with this family-friendly booklet filled with activities to celebrate our town. This easy-to-follow and informative booklet includes local history, recipes, exciting challenges, trivia, and even a place for your own personal story. Engaging for all ages.
Be a part of New Providence history and submit your “My Story” (page 9) and Time Capsule (page 12) pages to be collected and archived. You can turn in printed pages to the Tricentennial box in the Borough Hall main lobby or email firstname.lastname@example.org