Jefferson turns 200

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:14

    The Jefferson Arts Committee had the help of a beautiful summer's day to draw families out as it hosted its 19th annual "Jefferson Day," which, this year, coincided with the township's Bicentennial Celebration. The celebrations began at 10 a.m. with the Mayor's Breakfast at the Jefferson Museum followed at noon by the Jefferson Township Day 2004 Parade, which made its way along Weldon Road to Jefferson High School, where most of the day's activities took place on the playing fields. Despite major construction going on at the school that has reduced parking spaces by half, Jefferson residents came out in droves to take full advantage of the days attractions. "We may have lost a few families due to the construction and the limited parking, but the numbers seem to be up there with other years," said Penny Sorokach, Jefferson Arts Committee member. "Some of our attractions include inflatable activities for younger children, children's field games, food and craft stands and numerous concert attractions culminating in a fireworks display," she added.