The 2010 Liverpool Twp Bicentennial is now, both sadly and happily, over.
This page will soon be revised in a summary of the event. Check back soon.
are Birthday Greetings from our friends in Liverpool, England.
Bicentennial Celebration Events
March 6 saw the Bicentennial Celebration
Ball, at CopperTop. It was a rip roaring success with a goodly crowd,
many costumes, and fun for all. Great pictures are available for viewing
and purchasing here; http://www.pictage.com/client/event.do?event=804535.
May 8 the second annual Mother's Day Tea took place at
Jilbert's Winery. A near capacity crowd enjoyed more costumes, a great
Tea, and hearing first hand about life in this area from and 1830's woman
who lived in Northeast Ohio, Clarissa Marks.
On Sunday June 13 the new
log cabin in Mill Stream Park was dedicated. Project leader Paul Schaefer
idea for the project and the extraordinary community helpers who made
this possible with no budget. County Treasurer John Burke, appearing as
an Indian Chief, fascinated viewers with a glimpse of life as a Red Man
in the early 1800's. That was followed by a delicious homemade ice cream
July 2,3,4, 2010
Independence Day Weekend --- This big weekend
was a high point for the 2010 Bicentennial celebration. Family fun all
in Mill Stream Park.
2nd - Band Concert & Ice Cream Social. The Litchfield Town Band,
some 25 strong and steeped in years of history, played great music to
a warm and friendly crowd who munched on ice cream as they listened and
July 3rd - Antique machinery show. Lots of vintage tractors, engines
and similar machinery were on display. And reenactors were there aplenty
showing off their crafts, wares and pioneer skills.
July 4th - A huge, parade marched from the Depot
to Mill Stream park. The roads were lined with people who enjoyed the
Fire engines, old cars, floats, bicycles, kids and pets..
Games for the kids, corn hole, a genuine Buffalo Chip Flip and
reenactors followed presentation of parade winners. A five plane flyby
towing the banner shown above took place, courtesy of local flyers Don
Helmect, Bryan Safran, several others and tow-er Konrad Balunek of Aerial
dusk a Bicentennial Fireworks Display by Valley City Fire Department caused
oohing and awing deluxe, with a great salvo as the finale.
Hot dogs and hamburgers, popcorn and beverages were available all day
provided by Boy Scout Troop 502.
August 27, 2010
The U.S. Air Force Band of Flight Concert,
7:00 - 8:30 PM, Mill Stream Park.
Such a wonderful evening has rarely been so enjoyed in Liverpool. The
weather was fantastic and the band even better. All who were present enjoyed
the evening thoroughly.
Liverpool Spirit Walk, Mill Stream Park. Hear stories of early Liverpool
life from those who lived them.
In 1810 Seba Bronson Jr. trudged up the Rocky River valley from Columbia
Township and entered Liverpool. Somewhere in what is now known as the
Hardscrabble area, intersection of Grafton and Columbia (SR 252) Roads,
he built a small shelter, cleared some rich bottom land, and planted a
This established the first permanent settlement in Medina
Early the following year Alpheus and Minerva Warner made
the area their permanent home, and in June bore the first white child
born in Medina County, Sally Uranus Warner. Moses and Ruth Deming made
their home there in time to be with Minerva. Alpheus' and Ruth's father,
Justus Warner, had purchased the land and permanently arrived in 1812.
Others soon followed. A salt springs was discovered that led to the Liverpool
Salt Works, an important area-wide business. In 1812 Ruth became the first
white death in the county, and is buried in Myrtle Hill Cemetery. This
was Liverpool Township's humble beginning.
Click here for more Liverpool history.
In commemoration of that permanent earliest settlement,
the Liverpool Township Historical Society formed a Steering Committee
and various subcommittees to plan and conduct an appropriate celebration
in 2010, The Liverpool Township Bicentennial.
A variety of memorabilia are available for you. These can be
displayed in your home or presented as gifts to family and friends. And
certainly they bring on discussions. Available at Natures
Lavender in downtown Valley City next to Eileen's Cafe, or contact Suzie
Neff or 216-990-1597.
(click to see more)
The Publications Committee with help from lots of Volunteers
has now completed this book. It has 286 chock full pages which includes
and updates the out-of-print Liverpool history, A
BACKWARD GLANCE previously published in 1962.
It is replete with colored photos and historical content. If you live
in or have roots in Liverpool Township you will want one or more copies
of this history. Over 3000 names are listed in the index. The book priced
at $40 is available with this
form. Remember, Christmas is coming and this would be of great
interest to family members with a Liverpool connection.
Log Cabin Playhouse
This playhouse is a miniature version of the full sized cabin to be
built in 2010 in Mill Stream Park. A lottery drawing at Street Fair in
2009 determined the new owner.
City Print (click to see
You can purchase your very own copy of this wonderful print of
City scenes. It was created by Medina County artist Richard Doyle who
also created a similar one of Medina City. Featured are twenty five well
known 2009 views within Liverpool Township. It is accompanied by a key
identifying each view.
The original has been purchased by Liverpool Township and will be on display
in the Community Center. Eleven by fifteen inch copies can be purchased
for $30 at the Farmers' market, Street Fair & Nature's Lavender Gifts.
Great looking Bicentennial Tee Shirts are now
on sale at Eileen's Cafe, National City Bank, Nature's Lavender, Valley
Tack, CopperTop Restaurant and Village Hair Parlor. Kids S - XL $10; Adults
S - XL $12; XXL - XXXL $14. Assorted colors.
Here is a beautiful crystal ornament to hang in your window, as a gift,
or use in your own creative way.
Care for something more rustic? This may be just for you. It is a section
of a tree branch into which the Bicentennial years and the ubiquitous
Valley City frog have been burned. Each is unique because of variations
in the branches used. Take several home. You will find many uses for them.
In conjunction with the Valley City Chamber of Commerce, a set of attractive
post cards and note cards featuring old Liverpool photos has been produced.
They are now available for purchase.
Salt Springs Float
The first visible accomplishment was the initial development of a float
depicting boiling of salt at the Liverpool Salt Springs in Hardscrabble.
The float made its initial appearance at, appropriately, the Columbia
Township Bicentennial Parade July 1, 2007 at their Homecoming Celebration.
Its second appearance was at the Liverpool/Valley City July 4, 2007 parade.
It was awarded first place at both parades! It has subsequently appeared
in many parades in Brunswick, Columbia and Liverpool and received further
Woodsman and Indians
The original Salt Springs Float from 1962, in the 2002 July 4th
To get involved contact Judy Von Duyke, email@example.com;
330-760-1623 or Suzie Neff, firstname.lastname@example.org;
216 990 1597.
The Official Bicentennial Web Site provided
by the Bicentennial Committee is
The site you are now visiting is provided as a community service by the
Valley City Chamber of Commerce to complement the official site. It will
continue to cover this Celebration, which occurs only Five Times Every
Thousand Years. So come back often.