Clenece Hills, center, president of the Lawrence Sesquicentennial
Commission, introduces descendants of Amos Lawrence, for whom the
city is named, during a closing ceremony of the Lawrence
sesquicentennial celebration. From left are Charles Derby and his
21-month-old daughter Lillian, Lawrence, Elizabeth Hedenberg,
Pensacola, Fla., and her cousin Brenda Muntz, Olathe. The ceremony
was Sept. 19 at Sesquicentennial Point at Clinton Lake.
From left, Michele Schneck, Lawrence, and her son Eli, 7, and
daughter Karey, 8, fill out postcards to include in the
Sesquicentennial Time Capsule. The capsule was buried Sept. 19 at
Sesquicentennial Point near Clinton Lake Dam during the closing
ceremony of Lawrence's birthday celebration.
Jean Dirks, Lawrence, and a member of the Unitarian Fellowship,
displays the children's coloring book and a booklet of church
service programs from the past year. She put them in the
Sesquicentennial Time Capsule that was buried Sept. 19 at
Sesquicentennial Point near Clinton Lake dam.
Tom Coen waves to a friend walking in the Sesquicentennial Parade
on Massachusetts Street. Coen and his dog Bandit enjoyed the view
from the second-story window above Hanna's. The parade was Sept.
Hannah Whiple, 11, waves to bystanders as she and her Girl Scout
troop parade down Massachusetts Street. They participated Sept. 18
in the Sesquicentennial Parade.
Benny Smith, Lawrence, gives a dedication of Sesquicentennial Point
and a time capsule during the closing ceremony of Lawrence's
sesquicentennial celebration. At right is Larry McElwain, of
Warren-McElwain Mortuary, which donated the vacuum-sealed vault.
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