The Guinness Book of World Records states that the oldest person to ever live reached 122 years however on Saturday Jan. 7 the municipality of Dysart et al surpassed that number with a birthday party celebrating 150 years.
The township was incorporated in 1867 and its first council meeting was Jan. 7 of that year.
The winter party kicked off a year of events in honour of the milestone with food beer music a movie and more at the A. J. LaRue arena this past weekend.
A historical film created by Haliburton’s Kim Emmerson was debuted at the event showcasing some of the landmarks in England that are tied to Haliburton’s past.
Hundreds were entertained by a fire show put on by renowned entertainer Brant Matthews from Toronto.
Festivities will continue on throughout 2017 with a big party planned in July.