Stark County Bicentennial Kickoff


May 18-19, 2002

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The state of Ohio is celebrating its 200th birthday in 2003, and the Pro Football Hall of Fame is throwing an early birthday party. The Hall of Fame is the site for the casting of the Stark County bell.

Saturday May 18:The Pro Football Hall of Fame is celebrating Ohio's Bicentennial this weekend. The festitivites kicked off early this morning as a long line of visitors waited for the Hall's doors to open. The day's ceremonies begin with an unveiling of a historical marker followed by the bellcasting ceremony at 1:15. The world's only "foundry on wheels" arrived at the Hall of Fame this morning to prepare for the bellcasting. Hall of Famers Len Dawson and Dan Dierdorf will preside over the ceremony and then sign autographs this afternoon as a part of the Hall's Best of Yesterday and Today celebration.

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