My, how the time passes! The little town of Clinton, population 13,500, located on the shoreline of Connecticut, will be celebrating 350 years in business next year.
"Not many towns in the U.S. can brag about celebrating their 350th anniversary," said John Allen, one of many volunteers organizing a year-long celebration of this special milestone for the town.
Organizers are planning events, creating flyers, designing logos and calling on town organizations to start creating some buzz and excitement for 2013 - the year the town of Clinton celebrates its 350th.
Leading the way are volunteer organizers Salvatore "Sal" Chiaramonte (chairman), John Allen, Sandy Allen, Amber Bierkan, Sally Cotter, Tom Hollinger (treasurer), Sandy Luke, Gloria McQueeney, Shaun Murphy, Kelly Smith and Jane Scully Welch.
To honor Clinton’s 350th year, the committee is organizing and promoting a series of year-long, open-to-all celebrations to mark the historical events, great people and families that have impacted the town, state and country.
The 350th Celebration mission:
- Honor our great 350 year legacy
- Rally our civic spirit
- Strengthen pride in ourselves and our town
- Increase the awareness of Clinton
- Strengthen the bonds that hold us all together
And, in doing so, improve our community and say “It’s Great We Can Gather.”
They will be looking for lots of help organizing a years' worth of events for the town so stay tuned to the Clinton Patch on how to volunteer and in what categories (marketing, fundraising, events, food, public relations, etc.).
And don't worry that you may miss out on the big event, because there are plans for many, many celebrations throughout the year including everything from a kick-off party, historic/heritage days celebrating history, community spirit days, waterfront events, a celebration of food including Clinton's own oysters and clams, musical events, activities for kids, artists days, and much, much more.
Please note that all events are in the planning stages and are subject to additions, changes and other edits.
For now, tell your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors to get the buzz going about Clinton's 350th Celebration in 2013!