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Litchfield's anniversary celebration set to begin
Litchfield.bz (05-10-19)


 
The pewter ornament made for Litchfield's 300th anniversary celebration is in sale at the town clerk's office. BZ photo
 
The celebration of Litchfield’s 300th anniversary is set to begin with an event on the Green on May 19.
 
A ceremony commemorating the milestone will begin at 12:30 p.m. on the center section of the Green. There will be remarks from members of the 300th anniversary committee and local and state officials. Gov. Ned Lamont has been invited to attend.
 
The bells of the town’s church will ring at 1 p.m. as a flag made for the anniversary is raised on the flagpole on the Green.
 
Selectman Jon Torrant is the chairman of the anniversary and looks forward to having a large crowd on the Green for the kickoff celebration. Joining Torrant on the committee are Ann Coombs, Gerry Perusse, Rosemarie Greco, Peter Vermilyea, Art Coffill, Cleve Fuessenich, Town Clerk Lisa Losee and Janet Peterson.
 
A series of events will be held throughout the rest of the year to mark the anniversary, including a fireworks show at Plumb Hill Playing Fields on July 20 at 9:15 p.m. The committee is asking for donations to help cover the cost of the show. Checks should be made payable to the Litchfield Community Center and can either be left at the community center or mailed to the center at 421 Bantam Road, Litchfield, 06759.
 
A pewter ornament specially made for the anniversary is on sale for $10 at the town clerk’s office.