Town of Sykesville to celebrate centennial Saturday on Main St.

April 27, 2004

Sykesville will highlight its heritage at a centennial celebration from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday along Main Street.

Activities will include a parade, the dedication of the centennial fountain in Old Main Line Park, historical displays, walking tours, an appearance by town father James Sykes and school musical performances.

Family events will include a dunking machine with town officials, games and model train displays. An evening event also will be held.

Town centennial memorabilia will be available, featuring commemorative cups and a limited-edition print by Wiley Purkey.

The Sykesville & Patapsco Railway will have its model-train layout open in the Pullman car on Main Street from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The Little Sykes Railway will open for the season from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. The children's train will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays thereafter on Sandosky Road. Rides are free, but donations are accepted for train maintenance.

Rain date will be May 8.

Information: 410-795-6390.

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