Friday, November 12, 1999

Springdale honors past officials and volunteers




BY SARA J. BENNETT
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        SPRINGDALE — The area now known as Springdale has been settled since the late 18th century. City leaders trace the founding of the community to 1806. But it wasn't until November 40 years ago that residents voted for incor poration.

        That milestone will be celebrated Sunday at a reception honoring city founders, past elected officials, volunteers and city workers.

        The public is invited to the event, which will include a display of memorabilia. It will be 3-5 p.m. at the City Municipal Building, 11700 Springfield Pike.

        “It's an opportunity to see history firsthand,' said City Administrator Cecil Osborn. “The people that we hope will be in attendance Sunday have direct involvement in the incorporation of the city and nurturing its growth. A few years from now, the only place you'll be able to find this infor mation is in history books.”

        Since its incorporation, Springdale has established itself as a high-development gateway to burgeoning Butler County. The 1990 census reflects a resident base of 10,600, but city officials estimate the number rises to nearly 100,000 each day due to business commuters and shop pers at Tri-County Mall and surrounding retail areas.

        Mayor Doyle Webster called the 40-year anniversary “a real milestone.”

        It's important, he said, for residents to meet the people who helped make Springdale what it is today.

        “We wanted to honor any of the founding fathers or wid ows who might still be with us,” Mr. Webster said. “You put these things off, and all of a sudden you see there's no one who can give you a first-hand account of where the city came from.”

        Mr. Webster, who is Springdale's seventh mayor, said first mayor Gus Nuess may attend the celebration.

       



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