Open call to submit items for York City time capsule

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YORK, Pa. -- York City is commemorating it's 275th anniversary with keepsakes from the year 2016.

State representative Kevin Schreiber made an open call to the community to submit items to put into a time capsule.

He urged both York businesses and residents, along with non-profit organizations and government organizations to participate.

"The time capsule serves as a great opportunity to celebrate York's longevity, diversity, history, and future," Schreiber said.

A preview of the capsule, designed by local artist Patrick Sells, was on display at the York County History Center, Tuesday morning.  Sells is responsible for creating many statues, sculptures, and other works of art on display around York.

Local businesses celebrating milestone anniversaries are invited to place an item in the capsule.

Submissions should be no larger than 5" x 7" x 12" in size, must be non-perishable, as well as resistant to hot and cold temperature extremes.

York mayor Kim Bracey said she plans to donate one of her own white rose pins.

In an effort to raise funds for the capsule, Schreiber said the first 20 people to contact his office and make a financial donation of $100 will have their names engraved on the time capsule.

The deadline for submitting items for the time capsule is November 18th.  For more information, contact Schreiber's office at 717-848-9595.

The capsule will not only travel through time, but it's wheeled-design will allow it to travel throughout the city.

The time capsule will be reopened in 25 years, just in time for York City's 300th birthday in 2041.

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