Westborough is Having a Birthday!

The 300th Anniversary Committee is definitely working hard and making a great deal of progress in planning the many events and activities that will make 2017 a year of celebration for the residents of Westborough. While November 18, 2017 will mark the actual birth date of our town, the party will begin much earlier. Soon, in November, our Commemorative Store will be open to the public. The 1717 Shoppe will feature many items of interest including t-shirts and sweatshirts, tote bags, etched glassware, holiday ornaments, books by local authors, art work, and a host of hand made consignment articles created by local artisans. As we get closer to the date, we will provide a more detailed list of our special items.

You may have already heard about the growing list of the many events being planned – the Gallery Opening, the Library Lecture Series, the Pub Crawl, the Parade Build- AFloat Workshop, Family Fun Day, a Town-wide Scavenger Hunt, a family fitness Boot Camp, The Grand Parade, the Fireworks, the Gala Celebration, and the Town Manager’s Reception. And this will not be all! None of these events can come to fruition without the active involvement of our community. We are still eagerly welcoming volunteers to help us with the ongoing planning.

It is pretty apparent that none of these events can happen without funding as well as the help of many volunteers. In August, our 300th Committee sent a letter to nearly 7000 households and businesses in our town. We outlined our plans for the year of celebration and issued a request for monetary donations with clearly defined levels of sponsorship.

To date, we have received many generous donations, however we have not come close enough to reaching our goal of $200,000. We truly hope that many of you will consider making a donation of any amount that is comfortable for you. If you look at our website, westborough300.com, you will see a Become a Sponsor link to our sponsor page where you can download and print our letter and donor form. If you have already made a donation, thank you very much!! If not, we hope you will consider doing so today. Checks should be made payable to the Town of Westborough with 300th Anniversary Committee on the memo line. Please mail your donation to the Town of Westborough 300th Anniversary Committee, c/o Board of Selectmen, 34 West Main Street, Westborough MA 01581.

Our 300th Planning Committee will have a booth at the Arts in Common event on the green at Bay State Commons on September 24th. Please visit us and take a chance to win a prize, play a game, check out some of our commemorative apparel, and learn more about the upcoming celebration.

If you would like more information about becoming a volunteer for any of our events or if you need more information about making a monetary donation, please contact:

Reene Hatherley

[Press release received Fri Sep 23, 2016]

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