Town of Western Historical Society slates June events

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Town of Western Historical Society has planned the following event for June:

• Meeting Thursday, June 6, at 7 p.m. Liberty Hall, Main Street, Westernville

The speaker will be Col. Lawrence (Larry) Odell, USAF retired. He will present an overview of the historical origins and formative backgrounds of our new Amish neighbors.

He will also discuss their first arrival in the US and New York State, their growth and key elements of their practices and beliefs. Odell is a long time member of the historical society. Refreshments will be served.

• Annual Flag Retirement Ceremony, Thursday, June 13, 7 p.m. Heritage Green, Main Street, Westernville

The group will be joining together with the Western American Legion Post #1846 for the flag retirement. Bring lawn chairs or blankets, tired/worn American flags, scissors, if the weather is nice. If it is raining, the flag retirement will take place in the Town Hall. Refreshments will be served.

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