Tyrone gearing up to celebrate its centennial Aug. 20

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The town of Tyrone has announced the celebration of its centennial on Aug. 20 at Shamrock Park. It will take place from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Join them for free hot dogs, drinks, and of course, cake.

There will be memory booths showing articles, pictures and items from the past. The Fayette County Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will be giving tours of the three public cemeteries and two family cemeteries in Tyrone.

There will be a fishing contest for ages 16 and under that will be held at the lake in the park.

The committee is trying to contact all past and present Tyrone citizens and businesses to help them gather information, historical facts, maps, family information to go into The Centennial Book.

It will be a hardcover book published by the end of the year, and will include all the information possible in 10-year periods, from 1911 to 2011.

There is a meeting planned for Friday, July 8 at 10 a.m. at the Tyrone Recreation Department for everyone who is interested in sharing their information, photos, etc., so plans for the book can go forward.

To contribute information to the book, call the Centennial Committee Chair, Linda M. Howard at 770-487-4777.