Camden Bicentennial Committee says ‘thank you’


The Camden Bicentennial Steering Committee wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who made our Sept. 1, Bicentennial Celebration a wonderful success.

While it would be impossible to list everyone who contributed to the achievements of this historic event, we want to recognize some key people and businesses for their generosity and support.

We extend our deepest appreciation to the following sponsors who invested financially, donated prizes and/or provided their services, and to the entertainers who donated their performances:

Bales Funeral Home, Biggs State Farm Insurance, Camden BP Station, Camden Market, Camden Medical Building, Camden Village Pharmacy, Camden Hardware Co., Camden Beautification Committee, Camden Black Walnut Festival, Camden Masonic Lodge 159, Camden Tire and Auto Service, Debbie Reynolds and Stomp Addiction Logan’s Run, Gary Chestnut and the Brookville Corvette Club, Depot Dairy Bar and Restaurant, Jerame Halpin, Steve and Margie Rumpke, Rev. Greg Jackson and the First Southern Baptist Church, Rev. Larry Davidson, Aaron Schmidt, CMJ’s Repair and Towing, Thomas Fraga Photography, Craig Doty and Bryan Plaugher, Somerville National Bank, Cross’s Campground, Mackenzie Steele, David M. M. Taffet and Invisible Man Photography, Corinne Winning and CRW Studios, Stephanie McIntosh Photography, Linda Bruns, Laura Brandon, Terri Moore, Tiffany Lay, Jessica Lay, G and J Kartway, Village of Camden, LMS Lawn and Landscaping, Wings Restaurant-Eaton, Pizza Hut-Eaton, Wood Propane, Nationwide Insurance – Joe Conrad Agency, Frisch’s Restaurant-Eaton, Papa John’s Pizza-Eaton, Jim and Marva Crabtree, Jasmine Mabry and Richard Haag, Powerhouse Pizza, Ron’s Pizza and Subs, Tech Force Onsite, 4 J’s Pizza and Café, Chad and Carolyn Rodeffer and Rebekah Stapleton, Friends of the Camden Library , Bart Klapper and Performance Outdoors, Taylor Tires and Auto Center, Louise M. Morman, Polly Heinkel, Andy Groh, Southern Ohio Supernatural, Trader Tuck’s Inc., V.F.W. Post #1577, Camden United Methodist Church, Little Shop of Sharing, Cody McPherson and the West Elkton Arrow Ensemble, Tune Travelers, James Boyle, James Mathes, Pineridge Partners, Paula Richardson, Cindy Wallace, Michelle Speir, Rebecca Davidson, and Ssgt. Kelcey McDonald and the USAF Band of Flight.

Finally, a huge shout out to our Camden’s Village Council, administrative and maintenance staff, Camden Police Department, Camden- Somers Township Fire and EMS, Camden Archives and our community for participating in and supporting the Bicentennial Celebration. Among the many accomplishments: over $1,000 was raised in the silent photo auction with proceeds going to Camden Archives.

With gratitude,

Camden Bicentennial Committee

Donna Cross, Kelly Doran, Kate Duskey, Debbie Hickman, Toni Keesler, Debbie Mason, Bill McQuiston, Pam Messer, Tom Michael, Karen Moss, and Shannon Steele