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Town of Yates
200th Anniversary
Bicentennial Celebration!

The Town of Yates has formed a committee to plan for our 200th anniversary as a town. The goal of the activities during 2022 will be to celebrate and honor the rich history of the Town of Yates, to instill community pride in our town, and to inspire future generations.

Members of the planning committee include:

  • Jim Simon (chair)
  • Susan Hrovat (deputy chair)
  • Dawn Metty (historian)
  • Brad Bentley
  • Kelly Cousins
  • Cindy Grabowski
  • Ginny Hughes
  • Russ Martino
  • Cal Stinson
  • Georgette Stockman
  • Joanne Suhr
  • Tom Wenhold
  • Katie Whipple

The planning committee meets monthly on the 4th Tuesday of each month @ 7pm. All residents are welcome to attend!

Keep checking this page for updates and a newsletter!

If you would like to be involved in the 200th Anniversary celebrations of our town, please contact the Deputy Town Clerk, Dawn Metty, or the Town Supervisor, Jim Simon.

Town Hall: (585) 765-9716.




A Family Fair
July 3rd & 4th

On July 3rd we will have historical artifacts in Town Hall with docents, a guest speaker, food, and music. On the 4th of July we will have a town float in the village parade.

A Street Fair
August 19th

In coordination with the village's Friday market, we will have a celebration of the local farmers and their harvests in the town parking lot behind the town hall, with food, music and tours of the town hall and the historical artifacts.

A Grand Finale Lake Fair
September (date to be determined):

200th Anniversary ceremony at the newly upgraded Town Park on the lake. Ribbon cutting & formal ceremony, keynote speakers, school band, food truck(s), birthday cake, live music, and other fun activities for young and old.

Additional initiatives include refurbishing our state historical markers throughout our town and adding welcome signage on the east and west ends of Route 18.

Have historical artifacts? Want to Help?

Please call or email Dawn Metty or Jim Simon if you have an interest in sharing any historical artifacts or assisting with any of the above activities.

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8 South Main Street   Phone: (585) 765-9716
PO Box 484   Fax: (585) 765-2961
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