Save the date this Saturday, October 5, 2013 for the Weston MA 300 Founder’s Day Parade and Festival. Taking place on Weston’s Town Green, The Founder’s Day Festival begins at 11 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m.* According to the town website, the Festival will be filled with “bands, refreshments, re-enactments, old fashioned games, face painting, pumpkin decorating, pie contests, and so much more! Be part of the Town Green Celebration saluting our Tercentennial year!”
Also from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. is the Founder’s Day Parade, which will begin on Golden Ball Road/Warren Avenue and proceed up Boston Post Road to the Town Green. “The Parade will feature marching bands, dance troupes, police and fire apparatus, antique cars, historic floats, fifes and drums, militia, athletes, scouts, horses, and more! …. Walkers, bikers, children, and pets are welcome. Children are encouraged to decorate their bikes! The parade route is along Boston Post Road, about one mile long, and will conclude about 2:00 p.m., rain or shine!”
Then at 3 p.m. is the Weston 300 Town Wide Photo, which will be taken on the Town Green. “Be part of history! EVERYONE from Weston is invited to be in the once-in-a-lifetime photo. Cram onto the Green for the photo and it will be in Weston’s archives – forever!” I love the idea of being featured just like those other historic photos on display in the Town Hall. In addition, a Weston 300 Historic Trail Trek has been created for this day. “Starting at the Golden Ball Tavern, walk this famous path to visit the most historic sites in Weston. Visit the Central and Farmers Cemetery, the Fiske Law Office, the Josiah Smith Tavern, and the First Parish Church. Hear history come alive!”
Incorporated as a town on January 12, 1713, the Town of Weston has been commemorating “the accomplishments and development of the town over the past three centuries through a series of special events” that have taken place throughout the 2013 year. The town website sums it up perfectly, “Weston has had a remarkable history, spanning from its rural farmland beginnings to the thriving community it is today. The 300th anniversary is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate, reflect and showcase the varied aspects of this historic town.” For more information on Weston’s 300th celebration, contact www.weston300.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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* The town is asking that you carpool, drop off or bike to Founder’s Day. Parking will be difficult, Boston Post Road will be closed between 11:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. from Golden Ball Road to School Street, and access to surrounding streets will be limited.