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Sudbury 250 Logo Chosen


June 21, 2024

| Sudbury 250 Committee
| Updated

July 12, 2024

Town of Sudbury

Sudbury 250 Committee

Flynn Building
278 Old Sudbury Road
Sudbury, MA 01776

For Immediate Release

Sudbury 250 Committee, at its meeting on 6/20/2024, has chosen a Logo Design from the six entries that were submitted to the committee, to present and represent Sudbury’s commemoration of the 250th anniversary of American Revolution.

The winning entry was submitted by Sydney Merrill and Robin Merrill of Sudbury to the Sudbury 250 Committee (“The Committee”). In their entry, they said, “Our design includes the silhouette of Sudbury’s Revolutionary War Monument, located in Mount Pleasant Cemetery… It was fun to create the logo, and we look forward to hearing the outcome of the logo contest and joining in the coming Sudbury 250 events.”Sudbury 250 Logo

Each of the members of The Committee voted independently and their votes were tabulated. The committee members expressed their great appreciation for the time, commitment, and design of all the entries.

Committee Chair Radha Gargeya noted that “everyone who submitted the entries honor Sudbury with their love and care.” Committee Vice Chair Jan Hardenbergh commented that “I was very impressed by the quality and the creativity of the entries.”

Some of the criteria that The Committee members used to inform their choices are: “simplicity, color scheme, ease of recreation”, “nice proportions of text, the symbol is specific to Sudbury, bar with 13 stars”, “features a statue honoring the Minute Men of Sudbury, color choices”, “”use of Minuteman statue, colors used, ability to ‘pop’ simplicity”, “identifiable purpose, multi-use, Sudbury/USA colors, storytelling”.

The Committee agreed that its work will serve these purposes:

  • To celebrate and commemorate the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution through various planned events,
  • To have the said events take place mostly between April 19, 2025 and July 4, 2026, while encompassing events in the American Revolutionary history,
  • To include and engage all Sudbury citizens, starting with our children and students,
  • To tell and record stories that are untold or under-told, and
  • To inform and entertain.

Chair Radha Gargeya adds, “Let us all celebrate the 250th anniversary so we bring the town and our community together in commemoration, joy, pride, and reflection.”

The Sudbury Select Board established the Sudbury 250 Committee to plan for the commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the commencement of the American Revolution.

Sudbury 250 Committee Members

  • Timothy Cobbett – Faculty, History Department, Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School; Sudbury resident.
  • Leila Frank – ex-officio member, Select Board Office Supervisor, and Information Officer
  • Radha Raman Gargeya – Sudbury resident
  • Joshua Gilman – Faculty, History Department, Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School
  • Jan Hardenbergh – Sudbury Town Historian
  • John Neuhauser – Commander, Sudbury Companies of Militia and Minute
  • Rachael Robinson – Director, Sudbury Historical Society
  • James Weigel – Trustee Wayside Inn, VP Finance Mass Air Space Museum, Retd. Col. US Army

Please visit the Sudbury 250 Committee’s website for more information.