The Aberdeen City Council passed a resolution last night that will set July 2nd as Founders Day from now on.
Aberdeen Mayor Bill Simpson read the resolution that declares July 2nd to be henceforth known as Founders Day.
Sam Benn first came to Aberdeen on May 28, 1868. On February 6, 1884, Benn recorded the Town of Aberdeen, and on May 12, 1898, Aberdeen was officially incorporated.
The inaugural Founders Day Parade is this weekend and Parks and Recreation Director Karl Harris reminded the council that roads will be closed for the event.
Market Street from Alder to G Street will be closed starting around 6 am to around 12:30.
Portions of Broadway will be closed from 8 am to 11 pm for the parade and other events for the day.