For Immediate Release: September 10, 2013
Contact: Ellen Gitelman 978-443-4028
The Sudbury Celebrates 375 Committee, established by the Town of Sudbury to spearhead its 375th anniversary in 2014, invites community groups and individuals, such as schools and religious institutions, arts and cultural groups, artists, historians, and businesses, to become a part of the historic occasion by initiating and creating events, programs, and exhibits connected to the 375th anniversary of the town’s incorporation.
Projects may take place at any point during 2014, except for the weekend of September 4-6, which is the official celebration weekend. Activities can include everything from community sings, period costume balls, and theatrical performances to sporting events, fashion shows, educational programs, and town beautification projects–plus everything in between. Although not required, organizations and businesses are encouraged to use the opportunity to raise funds for themselves, the Sudbury Celebrates 375 Committee, or others in town. Groups can also participate by entering a float that pays tribute to the 375th anniversary or by marching as a group in the 2014 July 4th parade.
The Committee has also created a speaker’s bureau of authorities on Sudbury’s history, including several direct descendants of the town’s founders, who are available to speak at group meetings and special events. Topics range from histories of Sudbury’s settlement from the Goodnow family’s perspective to the town’s various protective services, such as the Minute companies and fire department, as well as the town’s agricultural past, featuring Sudbury’s run as the country’s "Carnation Capital."
All event and project ideas should be cleared in advance through the committee to avoid duplication of efforts. To discuss ideas or to request a speaker contact the committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Sudbury’s 375th anniversary celebration visit sudbury.ma.us/committees/Sudbury375 or on Facebook.