Harper to mark 150 years with birthday bash

A unique event in the history of Harper will be held on Saturday, June 15, when the people there celebrate the town’s 150th birthday with activities for the entire family.

A Cowboy Breakfast in the Harper Community Park gets things going at 8 a.m. The cost of the meal is by donation.

Next up will be a parade at 10 a.m. led by members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans Chapter of Fredericksburg Lone Star Rifles Color Guard, in remembrance of Harper having been founded as a Confederate town in 1863. The group will also perform a Civil War cannon salute in the park at 2 p.m.

Events planned throughout the day include a tour of the Harper School, music, beard contest, domino tournament, washer pitching, Dutch Oven cooking contest and dance.

Other activities include games for children, vendors, prize drawing and more.

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