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Littleton Turns 300 in 2014!

The Board of Selectmen voted on January 11, 2010 to establish a General Planning Committee for the Town of Littleton's Tercentenary Celebration in 2014. The following members have been appointed by The Board of Selectmen to the Tercentenary General Planning Committee: Mary Dugan, John K.Holmer, Ann Himmelberger, Kathy Knox, Mildred A. McGovern, Robin Sewell, Michael Crory, and the Town Administrator. Members of the General Planning Committee oversee subcommittees estiblished for the six main events - Opening Ceremony, Ball, Picnic, Parade, Fireworks, Closing, and a Legacy subcommittee.

 

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300th Committee Mission

The mission of the Tercentenary General Planning Committee (also known as the 300th Committee) is to create a memorable and meaningful Tercentenary Celebration in 2014 for our town and use this 300th anniversary as a catalyst to unite Littletonians, beautify our town, and instill a sense of pride in our community.

Legacy

What is it? This subcommittee of the Littleton 300th continues to fine tune proposals to celebrate the anniversary of our incorporated town! Specific projects are being developed to help beautify Littleton as well as instill a sense of appreciation for our past and future. Look for a “Welcome to Littleton” engraved boulder at Mannion Place on the Littleton/ Acton border during the next few months. Legacy has some fantastic ideas!


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Reuben Hoar Library, June 2nd, 2014 to September 28th, 2014

Have you signed the Memory Book yet?

Why is Littleton special to you? What would you like to tell folks in the future about our Town as we celebrate Littleton's 300th anniversary? Reuben Hoar Library is collecting people's thoughts about Littleton in a memory book. We seek insights of residents and visitors no matter their ages. Experiences can be as an individual or a group. Is your memory of recycling at the Transfer Station, sunlight on a summer's morning on Fay Park, church fairs, or Council on Aging's bus trip to New York City? Do you have a story to tell about Littleton? Stop by the main circulation desk at the library and record your thoughts. The memory book will be placed with Littleton 300 memorabilia from 2014 for future generations.


Scarecrow WorkshopCreate a Scarecrow Winners!

After a summer of having scarecrows at the Common, at the 300th Picnic and all around town, five winning scarecrows have been chosen. Judges from the Rotary Club of Littleton selected Peg McLaughlin’s bumblebee, Mr. & Mrs George Smith’s gardener, Ta-Dah Dance Academy’s trio of dancers, Ed Franzek’s apple picker and Patty O’Malley’s “classic” scarecrow.

Peg McLaughlin’s bumblebee
Peg McLaughlin’s bumblebee
Patty O’Malley’s “classic” scarecrow
Ed Franzek’s apple picker

Congratulations to the winners, but also thanks to all who participated in the project and its various events. Many thanks to the Rotary for their help and to all the volunteers who organized events, ran a workshop and drove scarecrows all around town! Most of the winning scarecrows will be seen on the Matheson/Spring Brook Farm float on Sept. 6 at the Littleton 300th parade!


Trivia Road Rally Contest Winners!

Drivers: Jacqueline and Cindy Kern
Biker: Richelle Dupont
Walkers: Marie Cardoos and Judy Piermarini


Bus Tour of Littleton

Middle School Parking Lot on Russell Street, Sunday, August 24th, 2014 from 2-4 P.M..

If you missed the first guided tour of the town of Littleton, hop on the bus at the Middle School parking lot on Russell Street. Enjoy the ride with Bob Holland and David Whitcomb looking at historic sites and hearing about many of Littleton’s points of interest.  There is limited seating available.  Reserve your space; Call 978-486-8202. Sponsor: Littleton Historical Society. FREE


Apple Pie ContestLittleton 300th Apple Pie Contest

Senior Diner in the TownHouse, Friday, September 5th, 2014, at Noon.

Details and entry information for this upcoming event can be found here.



Cemetery Tour

Old Burying Ground on King Street, Sunday October 5th, 2014, 2:00 P.M..

Explore the first town cemetery located on King Street near the Common that was used until early 1800’s. With a guide, visit graves of early ministers, settlers, and Revolutionary War veterans. Sponsor: Historical Society. FREE


QuiltQuilt Show

First Unitarian Church, Friday October 17, 2014, 10 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 18, 2014, 10 A.M.- 4 P.M..

A quilt show sponsored by the Woman’s Alliance of First Church Unitarian will provide a venue for antique and contemporary quilts from church and community residents to make local history come alive. Funds raised will benefit FCU’s General Fund, Littleton Historical Society, and the Woman’s Alliance.

Quilts of the past and present help us tell the stories that connect each of us to our families, communities and our country. Quilts have been made to represent our births, marriages, graduations, birthdays as well as community events such as town celebrations and organizational fundraisers.

There will be a $5.00 admission fee to the show and a separate charge for refreshments in the church vestry. Craft items will also be for sale.


King Philips’ War (Lyceum Program)

Littleton High School Auditorium, Friday November 7th, 2014, 7:00 P.M..

The war between British colonials and Native Americans tore through New England with death and destruction. Author and lecturer Michael Togias brings local history to life through his exciting stories and events form the King Philip’s War. Sponsor: Littleton Lyceum (Small fee TBD)


Holiday House Tour

Various homes within Littleton, Sunday, December 14th from 1 P.M.-4 P.M..

In celebration of Littleton’s 300th year, the Littleton Country Gardeners will be holding our town’s First Holiday House Tour on Sunday, December 14th from 1-4 P.M..

With the history of 300 years represented in the homes of Littleton, the Holiday House Tour will be a tribute to the past, present, and future or our town. Come view these decorated homes of Littleton. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $20. Make your check out to LCG and mail to: c/0 Lynda Giannetta, 26 Robinson Road, Littleton, MA 01460. For more information, contact Lynda at ljgiannetta@gmail.com.


Get Fit for the 300th ! Do 300 for the 300th !

Participate in Get Fit for the 300th as part of your fitness routine for 2014. Littleton is turning 300 – what age are you turning? Get more information here!


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Book Signing is now November 2nd, 2014

The book signing, originally scheduled for 9/28, has a new date of 11/2 from 2-5 P.M. at the Historical Society, 4 Rogers Street.  Meet contributors and have your copy of Littleton, Massachusetts 1714-2014: Celebrating 300 years of History signed.  Pick up prepaid books, or buy copies. Sponsor: Historical Society. See www.littletonhistoricalsociety.org Society.org for more information.



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