PROSPER – The yearlong celebration of the incorporation of the Town of Prosper comes to a close on Saturday, April 18 at Frontier Park, says Town Secretary Robyn Battle.
“It’s been an incredibly wonderful experience celebrating Prosper’s centennial,” she said. “The year has flown by, and the work of our committee has left a lasting impression on the community. This has truly been a Prosper-wide effort that will remain lodged in our memories for a long time.”
Battle is the chair of the Prosper Centennial Celebration Committee, made up of Town employees, community volunteers and partners from the Prosper ISD and local business community.
The Centennial Celebration’s closing event is billed as “Party at the Park” and will occur on Saturday, April 18 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the pavilion area of Frontier Park on the north side of Town.
“We’ll have a brief opening ceremony for the closing event at 2 p.m.,” she said. “Then the festivities will begin. All sorts of fun activities for kids and adults are planned, including an adult kickball tournament.”
Food, games, rides and drinks will be the highlight of the afternoon’s event. Various vendors will be set up to offer information and samples or sales of their products or services. Food trucks, providing a wide variety of cuisines, will be stationed near the pavilion to give party attendees a chance to purchase their favorite treats.
The committee has also been working to identify objects to place in a 100-year time capsule that will be buried at Fire Station #2 once it’s completed. The items will be on display at the pavilion during the event.
“In addition, there will be live and recorded music throughout the day,” said Battle. “A little after 4 p.m., one of the highlights of the day will be the presentation of our special musical guests, the Reflections Band.”
The band plays mostly oldies with a modern sound. They will take the stage at 4:15 p.m. and play their brand of music until the event closes at 6 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public. Free but limited parking is available at Frontier Park. However, free parking and shuttles will be available to and from the parking lot of nearby Prosper High School. Shuttle buses will start
shortly before 2 p.m. and continue until the last rider is delivered back to the parking lot.
Prosper was incorporated in 1914 and initially operated under a commission form of government. Today, the Town operates on a Council/Manager form of government. All Council members, including the Mayor, are elected at large. The Town Manager serves as chief executive officer for the administration of Town services.
The Centennial Celebration began with an opening carnival in April of last year and has been commemorated in a number of events and activities throughout the year, concluding with the April 18 celebration.