Badin crests the century mark in 2013 so the town will celebrate its first 100 years with a full year of exciting events and you are invited to join in the fun.
Sisters of the Swish get your dresses pressed and Brothers of the Brush let your whiskers wave, there will be costume contests and beard judging events throughout the year with pins to commemorate each and even shaving permits for the faint of beard.
Ladies don't forget to have your wide-brim dinner hats fluffed or bucket hats pressed and guys have your top hats, fedoras, derbies or bowlers blocked and ready to wear. Or look for the Better Badin kiosk at each event where you can pick up a few 1913 era items or other Badin 2013 Centennial items and really look the part.
Thanks to local business sponsorships the celebration is set to get underway. Alcoa Aluminum, which shares a rich and enduring history with Badin, is Signature sponsor for the milestone celebration with a special focus on two key events: a concert by jazz great and Badin native Lou Donaldson and the inaugural Historic Badin Hardaway Annual Powwow. Community member and local financial polestar Bank of Stanly is the centennial's Title sponsor and is helping make the year-long celebration a successful reality. Long standing pillars of the Badin and Stanly County communities The Stanly News & Press and WSPC 1010 AM/WZKY 1580 AM radio stations are Platinum sponsors and will provide vital promotional support all year. Keep your eyes in the paper and your ears on the radio for the latest Badin Centennial information. Thanks to contributions from these Badin partners, the town's centennial committee is moving closer to its goal of $65,000 to fund the extensive event series throughout the year.
Event sponsorships are still available and additional supporters may announce commitments. Please contact Badin's Centennial Committee to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime celebration. "We're proud to be a part of the kind of public-private partnerships that are making these community events possible." Badin Town Manager Jay Almond said. "Event planners and coordinators are doing a lot of work to make the 2013 Badin Centennial Celebration an enjoyable and memorable occasion for everyone."
Town of Badin staff members, elected officials and community volunteers, including local non-profit groups Better Badin Inc. and Uwharrie Community Service Development Inc., are working together again to celebrate the 1913-2013 century with historic appeal. Be a part of it.