December 18, 2014

Celebrate Williston’s 250th anniversary

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Residents can celebrate the 250th anniversary of the signing of Williston’s town charter with several events set for
June 7 and 8.

On June 7, a community dessert potluck—including a giant Williston-themed sheet cake—is set for 6:30 p.m. at the Williston Central School cafeteria, followed by the premiere of Williston filmmaker Jim Heltz’s updated documentary “Williston Revisited—A Community Portrait” in the auditorium. A collection of local photographer Stephen Mease’s photos from the filmmaking process are on display at the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library.

Also on June 7, all Williston residents are encouraged to take part in a daylong photo project to capture a day in the life of Williston in its 250th year. Residents can take photos of their activities throughout the day and post them to photo-sharing website Flickr.com, using the tag Williston250. Or, post photos on Instagram or Twitter, using the hashtag #williston250. Posting photos allows them to be shared town-wide and considered for the Observer’s 250th anniversary photo special, published June 13.

Every resident is invited to gather at the Williston Community Park at 9 a.m. on June 8 for a commemorative town photo, which will be published in the Williston Observer on June 13.

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