July 26, 2014

250th celebration update

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Observer staff report

Planning for the town’s 250th anniversary celebration is in full swing, according to Town Clerk Deb Beckett. Some highlights:

Williston Moves 250th Healthy Challenge will feature various events and activities and the town hopes to involve the schools and Williston businesses in the effort. There will be a “kick-off carnival of sorts” on Sunday, May 5 at Community Park behind Williston Central School, according to Beckett. Residents will be able to get a “passport” and will be encouraged to participate in 10 out of 15 types of events that will be run between now and Labor Day. Residents can use the passport to record sports and other healthy activities they participate in and can trade in the passports for awards at the end of the summer.

Richard Allen will present a slideshow and discussion, “Stories from Williston’s Past,” on Saturday, May 11 at 11 a.m. at Dorothy Alling Memorial Library. This event is free and open to the public.

On May 25, Dorothy Alling Memorial Library will be offering a “home brew” program, which will include a local brewer producing a “Williston Brew.”

The “Day in the Life of Williston 250 Years Later” photo shoot will be held on June 7 from midnight to midnight. Photographers, both professional and amateur, will be taking photos all over Williston. Also on June 7, a Community Pot Luck Dessert Social will be held at 6 p.m. at Williston Central School, followed by the premiere of Jim Heltz’s film, “Williston Revisited,” in the Central School auditorium.

“We would like to get as many people as possible to the Community Park for a giant group photo,” Beckett wrote in an email to the Observer. All residents are invited to Community Park for this “town photo” on June 8 at 9 a.m.

The next meeting of the 250th Celebration Committee is April 15 at 5 p.m. at the Dorothy Alling Library. All Williston residents and business owners are welcome and encouraged to attend.

 
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