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Friday, June 28, 2013 12:06 AM

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ARCHBOLD – During a special naturalization ceremony at Sauder Village on July 4, guests will have the opportunity to celebrate as 46 people become new U.S. citizens on our nation’s birthday. With other activities planned including special music, old-fashioned games and a fun Gettysburg Address activity – Sauder Village is the place to be this year to create special memories while celebrating the Fourth of July Holiday.

The U.S. District Court Naturalization Ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on the Village Green, weather permitting. It will include special music, the colors carried by the Fulton County Honor Guard and remarks by the Honorable Magistrate James Knepp. The Boy Scouts from Troop 63 in Archbold will do the Pledge of Allegiance during this special ceremony.

There are many other special activities planned for the Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Event at Sauder Village. New this year guests will have an opportunity to dress up like Abraham Lincoln and read the Gettysburg Address in the Museum Building – complete with video camera and television monitors. Parents, grandparents and children can also spend time together making homemade ice cream and playing games of ‘days gone by.’ Special memories will be made as family and friends play with wooden toys and try their luck at rolling hoops, Game of Graces and other traditional yard games. Patriotic songs will be played on the reed organ in St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and guests will be encouraged to join in singing the patriotic songs that are part of our history and heritage.

To add to the festivities of this special day, the Village Strings will play on the Historic Village Green. Guests can also enjoy a special “Holiday Brunch” at the Barn Restaurant featuring made-to-order omelets, biscuits and gravy, home fries, chocolate fountain, pastries and many other specialties. The Fourth of July Brunch will be served from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Historic Village hours for Independence Day are from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults and $8 for students ages 6-16. Children 5 and under are always free with family and Sauder Village members receive free admission to the Historic Village for an entire year. Senior, Military and AAA discounts are also available. And again this year, children 16 and under are free every Sunday this season. For more information phone 1-800-590-9755, visit, like Sauder Village on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @SauderVillage.


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