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Monument celebrates 140 years as a town

MONUMENT — A big celebration is in the works for the town of Monument, recognizing the town’s 140-year history.

This coming Saturday, June 15th, there will be a community celebration from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Limbach Park located at 151 Front Street.

All are welcome, free of admission, to enjoy live music by Latigo, family-friendly games, a pie eating contest as well as walking tours to showcase the history of Monument.

The Monument Police Explorer Post will also have a dunk tank and snow cones to help raise money for their program.

In addition there will also be an announcement of the Spirit of Monument award at 11:00 a.m. to recognize a person who has demonstrated generosity of spirit, dedication to service and support for the community.

Monument was first incorporated as a town on June 2nd, 1879 and held their first Town meeting on July 3rd, 1879.

Monica Gouty

Monica Gouty

Monica Gouty has worked as a news producer for KOAA-TV for 10 years.
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