Dead­line ex­tended for time cap­sule let­ters

Texarkana Gazette - - METRO/STATE -

The dead­line has been ex­tended to Dec. 15 to turn in “Let­ters to the Fu­ture” for the Hemp­stead County, Ark., Bi­cen­ten­nial Time Cap­sule.

“A booth will also be set up dur­ing the Dec. 15 cel­e­bra­tion to com­plete your “Let­ter to the Fu­ture.” To cel­e­brate the 200th an­niver­sary of the for­ma­tion of Hemp­stead County, Ark., the Hemp­stead County Bi­cen­ten­nial Com­mit­tee is of­fer­ing an op­por­tu­nity for you to send a one-page ‘Let­ter to the Fu­ture’ on a pro­vided form. These will be placed in the Time Cap­sule for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions to see 50 years from now in 2068 and look back on what Hemp­stead County life was like in the year 2018,” spokesman Josh Wil­liams said.

Peo­ple and or­ga­ni­za­tions are en­cour­aged to write any­thing they would like peo­ple in 2068 to know. Ev­ery cit­i­zen of the county can turn in one sheet of pa­per. The stan­dard let­ter form can be down­loaded on­line at Hemp­ or picked up at the HopeHemp­stead County Cham­ber of Com­merce.

Each com­mu­nity in the county is asked to do­nate some ar­ti­facts or items rep­re­sent­ing their com­mu­ni­ties that will also go in the time cap­sule. Con­tact your lo­cal mayor for more in­for­ma­tion.

The Hemp­stead County Bi­cen­ten­nial Com­mit­tee seeks to pro­mote events and cel­e­bra­tions around this sig­nif­i­cant year for Hemp­stead County.

For more in­for­ma­tion and up­dates con­cern­ing the Hemp­stead County Bi­cen­ten­nial, visit Hemp­stead200. com or email Hemp­[email protected] On Face­book, visit “@Hemp­stead200.”

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