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Founders Day, 5K run set for Sept. 22 in Manlius

The Bicentennial float makes its way through the Fourth of July Parade in Manlius. The village kicks off its Bicentennial celebration Saturday, Sept. 22.

The Bicentennial float makes its way through the Fourth of July Parade in Manlius. The village kicks off its Bicentennial celebration Saturday, Sept. 22. File photo

What else is in store

In addition to the race, youth are invited to decorate their bikes, starting at 9 a.m. at the Manlius Historical Society on Pleasant Street, then participate in the Children’s Bike Parade at 10:30 a.m. Between 11 a.m. and noon, the Manlius Methodist Church will host a chicken barbecue and open its doors for tours and an exhibit about the Cheney church windows. The 1909 church organ will be played throughout the day.

Guests may also meet the MHS blacksmith, take a tour of the historic Cheney House and play old-fashioned games while listening to music by present-day fiddle players.

For more information, call the Village of Manlius Parks and Recreation Department at 682-7887.

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