News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS The time capsule is covered with dirt and not to be opened for 100 years.
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published: Sunday, October 21, 2012
Time capsule filled with history for next century
By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
SEBRING -- Friday, the Sebring Historical Society and the Noon Sebring Rotary Club buried a time capsule in Circle Park. Tucked behind a park bench, the site is just down the path from the town cat Misty's burial spot.
In front of a crowd filled with local dignitaries, Mike Howard, of Highlands Independent Bank, Terell Morris (who donated the capsule) and city councilors Scott Stanley and John Griffin carried the capsule to the spot where it will rest for the next 100 years.
When the capsule at first didn't sit just right, Griffin told people not to worry -- digging it up would be another generation's challenge.
All the contents were doubled sleeved in plastic and sealed inside a pretty mottled pink and white ceramic burial urn.
The contents included the books printed for the 50th, 75th, and 100-year anniversaries, copies of official documents, flyers of past fund raising events, business cards, a program from the Founder's Day celebration in 1935, newspaper reports about the 9/11 attack and how it affected the people of Sebring, slide photographs of Highlands Hammock from the 1960s, the Centennial Notebook columns written by committee member Jen Brown and printed in the News-Sun, a music CD, coins and a dollar bill, a Bible, an American flag, an Army 7.26 cartridge brought back from Europe in 1941, a copy of the city's 2012-2013 budget and Police Chief Tom Dettman's badge.
After the formal burial ceremony, the crowd relaxed and danced in the streets.
The Mountain Dew Cloggers entertained and the aroma of grilled chicken and ribs filled the air.
stopped and looked longer (by: Red - 10/23/2012)
I was there. There was more like a couple hundred people along with some great vendors and free bbq. If you didn't show up you missed out.
What? (by: Confused - 10/22/2012)
No smart phones or tablets?
The Crowd? (by: stopped to look - 10/21/2012)
Less than 50 people showed up after the huge marketing campaign.
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