2016 marks Collegeport community’s 108th year

Photo courtesy of the Holsworth Family Archives
Collegeport “business district - E.A. and Helen Holsworth owned the two-story store in the center.

   All friends of Collegeport are invited to join the celebration of  Collegeport Day Saturday, May 28, at the Mopac House. 
   The traditional barbecue dinner will begin at noon. 
   Please bring side dishes and desserts to complete the meal.
Collegeport Day commemorates our community’s founding in 1908. 
   Each year since then, residents and friends have gathered to celebrate this occasion. 
   The annual barbecue began in 1945 when M.S. “Jack” Holsworth donated the beef for the celebration. 
   The Collegeport Day homecoming is celebrated the last Saturday in May.
   Barbecue preparations begin mid-afternoon on Friday and continue until dinnertime on Saturday.
   Come and experience this tradition as well!    
   Remaining barbecue will be sold at the pit after dinner.
   Volunteers who assist with set-up of tables and chairs on Saturday morning, and with clean-up after dinner, are greatly appreciated.
   Contributions to the barbecue fund, or for other needs, make it possible to continue this community
tradition. 
   Additionally, your support of the Mopac House Foundation enables this board to carry out its mission of maintaining the Mopac House and grounds for the use and benefit of the community.
   The generosity of all who give financial support, as well as those who give of time and talents, make all of this possible.

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