About Town: 300 Candles on This Birthday Cake
Planning the parties for our 300th.
In 2013 Lexington celebrates its 300th year as a town. Most know that we started as Cambridge Farms. Our first two requests to separate were denied by Cambridge proper, but officials finally relented in March of 1713.
The Lexington 300th Anniversary Celebration Committee, a subcommittee of the Town Celebrations Committee (of which this writer is a member) is planning a 9-month party that starts on Sept. 22, 2012 -- little more than one year away.
So, we’re planning another public meeting in the Maria Hastings cafeteria on Sept. 26. at 7 p.m., so you or your organization can have a say -- or suggest an activity or event.
“It is again time to make sure as many as possible are aware of the celebration and of the opportunity to share potential event plans so everyone can be represented,” noted Committee Chair Susan Rockwell. “The Lexington 300th Anniversary Celebration Committee wants to promote all initiatives and try to avoid event conflicts.”
Jessie Steigerwald heads the Programs & Events sub-sub-committee and they already have plans that include an introductory event and three major celebrations.
During the nine months that start on Sept. 22, 2012 and end on May 27, 2013, the Lexington Symphony will play, old and new dance steps will be relearned, colonial programs and other spectacular parties will be held.
“We are all anticipating a wonderful, uplifting community celebration with many activities and programs," Susan said. “A number of organizations have already planned some great events.”
Susan wants to make sure everyone knows and has the opportunity “to share potential event plans” that represent everyone in the community.
Please join us on Monday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. As Susan wrote: “We intend to make history, don’t be left out.”