Old News – Rush at 150

The Town of Rush was planning all kinds of activities in celebration of their Sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) in 1968. In this article the ladies were going to have a meeting to start planning events for the year. For such a small town, they are making big plans.


The Honeoye Falls Times

Thursday, April 18, 1968

Rush Sesqui Participation Off to Good Start
Women’s Kick-Off Tuesday, April 30

Wednesday, April 10, a General Meeting was held at the Town Hall. Reports of the division chairmen were given.

Mr.s Robert Cook, chairman of the Sesqui-Ball, reports that Gene Taylor’s Orchestra has been engaged for the evening, along with Don Stumbo, a square dance caller.

The Ball will be held at Vince’s Fifty Acres on August 2, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Mrs. Jack Donovan reports as chairman of Women’s participation that letters to the women’s organization have gone out. Detailed information will be announced at the April 30, kick-off for the Women’s Participation meeting.

Women of Rush are cordially invited to attend the kick-off Women’s Participation meeting for the Sesqui-Centennial Belles, Tuesday, April 30, at the Rush Town Hall at 8 p.m.

Chapters of the Sesquicentennial Belles will be formed that evening and they will give all the women of the community an opportunity to participate in and celebrate their town’s Birthday Party. Here is an opportunity for the women to show their talents by sponsoring activities such as Style Shows, Teas, Bake Sales and challenging other chapters to ball games, bowling matches and many, many other events which help to bring people together in lasting friendships.

The success of the Sesquicentennial Celebration depends on everyone’s whole-hearted support, so it is hoped that each and every member will make an effort to attend this all important meeting.