Town Of N. Harmony To Celebrate 100 Years

North Harmony will make history this weekend.

The town will celebrate its 100th birthday by hosting a pig roast picnic at the Town Park on Butts Road on Saturday.

Originally founded in 1919, the town of North Harmony was started when Jonathan Cheney settled in Harmony in 1806 and built his cabin at what is now Cheney’s Point. The villages of Ashville and Stow were established in 1808 and 1880, respectively.

Saturday’s event will take place from noon-5 p.m. A opening ceremony will take place at 12:30 p.m. with the pig roast beginning at 1 p.m. Also at 1 p.m., live music will be provided by the rock band Steel Rails.

In addition, a pie contest will also take place. All entries must be received by 1 p.m. and judging will begin at 1:30 p.m.

Flavors include apple, berry/fruit and cream varieties.

Throughout the day, historic artifacts of the history of North Harmony will be on display. Family stories will also be chronicled in the display.

Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and yard-safe outdoor games.

The event is an opportunity for residents to meet both old and new neighbors of the town.

For more information, call the town of North Harmony at 789-3445.