BUSTI, NY (WNY News Now) — The town of Busti is celebrating its 200th birthday party this April, kicking off festivities Sunday with a historical re-enactment of the first ever town meeting.
The town invited the public to come out and enjoy the kick-off events, free of charge, and get ready for more festivities in the near future.
“Today’s event is the kick-off for the town of Busti’s bicentennial year, our 200th birthday, and we’re very very proud to be able to do that. We have a full day planned and our goal for today is just have fun,” Busti Town Clerk Darlene Nygren explained.
Organizers of the event speak to just how important preserving history and celebrating one’s roots truly is.
“History is our foundation and it is what led us to where we are today, it’s guided us. We’ve learned from the mistakes as well as the progress in it all and we want people to realize that what happened in the past influenced us and what happens today is going to influence our future generations,” Nygren said.
The kick-off celebration was just the beginning of the festivities.
“We actually have six months full of celebration. There will be a lecture on Kate Stoneman, Memorial Day Weekend is our Memorial Day Parade and then in June there will be a tractor pull, we’ll go back to the barn for square dancing, we’re going to have a carnival come in and that is a part of the history of Busti, they used to have to Busti Galladays,” said Nygren. “So yeah, we’re going to be busy and tired at the end but we’re looking forward to it.”
The organizers have been tossing around the idea of adding a new event to the list of activities.
“We’re beginning talking about maybe doing a 5K race also in July, so my advice is to have people just check the website out and our Facebook page and we’ll keep everyone updated during that time,” Nygren said.
For a full list of times, places, and events, you can check out the Town of Busti Facebook page.