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Palm Coast Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 2 years ago

County buries time capsule for reopening in 2067 or 2117

The time capsule ceremony was part of the county's celebrations of its centennial year.
by: Jonathan Simmons News Editor

Flagler County celebrated the end of its centennial year with a time capsule burial ceremony in front of the Government Services Building on Dec. 19.

The capsule — which contains photographs, memorabilia and letters — is designed to be unearthed and reopened in 50 or 100 years. It was not actually buried at the ceremony: It has to first be sealed. 

Among the photos were shots of the Flagler Beach pier, surfers, the Palm Coast City Hall building, European Village, the State Road 100 bridge, a rodeo event and various development projects — all with handwritten annotations about the images. 

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson also wrote a letter to be included in the capsule. 

"I applaud the visionary spirit and dedicated leadership that has resulted in Flagler County becoming a model community in Florida," he wrote. "Henry Flagler, for whom the county is named, would be thrilled with all that the citizens have accomplished."

The Centennial Committee is chaired by Carl Laundrie. Sisco Deen is vice chairman. Members include: 
Art Dycke, Elaine Studnicki, Virginia Giaramita, Robbie Creal, Thea Mathen and John Dalton.




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