By Maria Braganini
The Mason Times
Marlon Brown discuses the program for the Mason Sesquicentennial Anniversary Ceremony scheduled for March 9 at 6 p.m.
Brown plans to introduce the Mason 150 Sesquicentennial Anniversary Committee to begin the celebration.
After introductions, the Fire Department and 7th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Company B Color Guard will perform.
Boy Scouts are expected to lead the Pledge of Allegiance alongside the Mason High School Chamber Choir Star Spangled Banner directed by Mr. Jason R. Konkel.
Becky Clinton, member of Mason 150 Sesquicentennial Anniversary Committee and Barb Tornholm, Mason Area Historical Society will present a historical overview of Mason.
Several government officials are expected to present including: Gov. Rick Snyder, Sen. Debbie Stabenow and U.S. Rep Mike Bishop, State Sen. Curtis Hertel and State Rep. Tom Cochran, Robin Rep. of the Ingham County Board of Commissioners, and Mayor Mike Waltz representing the Mason City Council.
Next on the agenda provided by Brown is the presentation of the Mason College Club Essay Contest Winners by President Cheryl Lariviere.
Doug Klein, member of Mason 150 Club will present the Mason 150 flag and Dewey Longuski will perform the musical selections.
Making Mason Memories by Longuski will set the stage for the closing prayer by Mason Ministerial Alliance.
After the Mason Sesquicentennial Anniversary Ceremony, the City Hall plans to host a reception, open to the public, featuring live music and hors d’oeuvres.