Lebanon’s Sesquicentennial was an occasion for elaborate celebration with parades, orations, singing, sports, dancing, a clambake and fireworks. The village was decorated with bunting and flags to celebrate’ the Fourth of July and the town’s 150th anniversary.
On April 6, 1917 the United States declared war on Germany. There were 373 from Lebanon who served in World War I, and 11 of those died in service. Townspeople found Armistice Day, 1918 an occasion for thankfulness and joyful celebration.
The Carter Community Building was built by Mr. & Mrs. William Carter in 1918 and was turned over to the community for the use of the young people of Lebanon. The building’s facilities have been used continually by various organizations over the years. (F-8)