By Judy Sheridan
Aledo city officials and staff are looking ahead to the city’s century mark, even as they invite the public to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the city’s incorporation Saturday, May 18.
Along with remembering Aledo’s history with a 10 a.m. program and refreshments at the Aledo Community Center — followed by tours of the new water tower and wastewater plant — officials are also preparing for the future, assembling a time capsule to be opened in 2063.
The 18- by 19-inch capsule, made of composite and some 10 inches thick, will be filled with items representing Aledo, including photographs, drawings from elementary school children, a newspaper, anecdotal recordings from citizens, essays from teens and proclamations from the city council and state legislature, according to a recent press release.
“We are very excited to preserve a representation of some of the community’s artifacts for future generations,” Mayor Kit Marshall said. “It is our goal, with this time capsule, to showcase a day in the life of Aledoians during 2013. When future residents open this time capsule in 50 years, they will get a true taste of what our lives were really like.”
Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, May 10.
City Secretary Deana McMullen said the capsule’s contents will be displayed during the May 18 celebration and possibly during First Fridays events this summer and through the end of the year.
By Judy Sheridan
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