Heritage Days will kick off tomorrow, starting at 11:00 am with the Maxwell Street Days Sidewalk Sale. The festivities will run from Friday to Sunday night at 9:00, ending with the fireworks at the fairgrounds. Events will include such things as Go-Karts in front of the Salvation Army, a pig roast, and bed races. The full schedule is to the right. Thank you to the Belvidere Chamber of Commerce for sharing the schedule with us!
Boone County CASA will also be walking in the Heritage Day Parade on Sunday at 3:00. Wave, get some gum, and let us know if you’re interested in becoming an advocate or donating to an organization that serves local abused and neglected children. Remember you can “lift up a child’s voice. A child’s life.”
Belvidere does certainly have an interesting and rich history. Our town was founded in 1835, the same year that the New York Herald was first published and the first and only time the United States had “0” national debt. Belvidere was first called “Elysian Fields” before being renamed, as we know it now, after Germany’s Schloss Belvedere. The schloss is a summer palace/castle located in Wiemar, Germany. Belvidere is the hometown of both Judith Ford, the 1969 Miss America, and Joe Charboneau, a DH and outfielder for the Cleveland Indians.
To visit the CASA official webpage or to fill out an application to become an advocate click here.