On August 6, 2016, the Manzer twins out did themselves again with their annual "Twins Wide Open" at the Cedars Golf Couse on the East Road in Lowville. This Captain and Crew event was a shot gun start at 9 a.m. on this beautiful 18 hole course. Lunch was served and prizes were awarded. Door prizes were numerous! It was another fun filled golfing day. The Martinsburg Historical Society is forever grateful to these ladies for being so generous in time, effort and fun as well as the funds given to the historical society.
The 2017 event is already in the works. The Manzers never lack for ideas and enthusiasm! Stay tuned for :
The Twins Wide Open 2017
Cedars Golf Course
9368 East Road
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Martinsburg Day 2016
Martinsburg Day, August 12, 2016 started with a service at the Martinsburg Cemetery to honor our World War II veterans who served from the Town of Martinsburg or are buried in the Town of Martinsburg. This was an event to honor both the men and the women who served. A wreath was laid to honor the women who served by Beth Hopkins, daughter of Evelyn Overton. Mark Peebles laid a wreath to honor his father, Pat Peebles. The sons and daughters of Martinsburg answered the call to arms and served our country. Despite the sudden down pour at the conclusion of the service, it was a moving and inspiring tribute for those who served.
A listing of the veterans of World War II was available in the program booklet during the morning event and also at the Town Hall throughout the day. The display of uniforms, both male and female, was in the Town Hall along with a gallery of pictures of "the home town boys."
Local residents were dressed as historical Martinsburg figures though out our history. They walked though the town and met many of our visiting folks. We had our usual raffles, chicken barbecue, ice cream and silent auction. At the mansion there were demonstrations and musicians. It was a wonderful day.