Belleville's ready to celebrate its proud heritage

December 31, 2013 

Congratulations to Belleville on its 200th birthday in 2014. Bicentennial plans will include plenty of celebrating and should inspire plenty of civic pride.

Belleville has had its share of ups and downs. Being around 200 years doesn't guarantee anything, good or bad. As with every city, Belleville has changed and will continue to change.

One of the most impressive and positive things about 200-year-old Belleville is its spirit of volunteerism, its awareness of its past and its desire to build upon that past. Effort and interest; it's a simple formula for a successful bicentennial.

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