BICENTENNIAL OF THE CITY OF EDMONTON; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 147
(Senate - September 05, 2018)

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  Mr. McCONNELL. Madam President, I would like to take a moment today 
to congratulate the city of Edmonton, KY, for reaching an historic 
milestone: its bicentennial anniversary. Throughout its 200 years, this 
southcentral Kentucky community has developed a rich heritage, and its 
weekend of celebrations this September is well deserved.
  Edmonton was founded in 1818 and named after Edmund Rogers, who owned 
the land and laid out the town. The community became the seat of 
Metcalfe County at its formation in 1860. Today it is home to more than 
1,500 Kentuckians, and Edmonton displays many of the best rural values 
and traditions of our Commonwealth.
  Following the opening ceremonies of the bicentennial celebrations at 
city hall, there will be a parade throughout Edmonton, featuring floats 
carrying schoolchildren. There will be a wide range of events, 
celebrating the city's history and its promise for the future. From 
beard contests to antique car shows and from bicentennial skits to 
historical tours, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
  The celebration will also feature a local talent showcase and a 
performance by a hometown band, ``The Kentucky Headhunters.'' After the 
show, attendees can watch a fireworks show to provide a fitting end of 
the bicentennial celebration.
  I would like to join Mayor Howard Garrett and everyone in Edmonton in 
celebrating this occasion, and I would like to ask my Senate colleagues 
to help me commemorate this bicentennial anniversary.