By Randy McNutt
The Cincinnati Enquirer
DEERFIELD TWP. - This township will officially start its yearlong bicentennial at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in a tent at the former Football Hall of Fame building on Kings Island Drive.
The public is invited. Refreshments will be served.
Fran Klatte, a spokeswoman for the township's bicentennial, said officials will unveil the township's bicentennial logo.
It will be "the hallmark of all bicentennial celebrations for promotions and events," she said.
A schedule of events will be released at the meeting.
"This is such an exciting time in the history of Deerfield Township," said Bill Morand, president of the township trustees. "We hope all our residents participate in the events planned for the year, to display our pride in this great community."
Major bicentennial events include Deerfield Day on Sept. 14, to celebrate the formation of the township.
A "Deerfield Township Bicentennial" special edition will be published Tuesday in Cincinnati magazine. It will feature the history, accomplishments, businesses, government and residences of the growing community.
Deerfield shares its bicentennial year with Warren County and the state of Ohio.
Named for a salt lick frequented by deer, Deerfield became an early pioneer community in the county and region. With Interstate 71 in the 1960s came new people, and the township started developing as a popular center for homes and businesses. Today, the population is 26,000.
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