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.
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.
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!
Create 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.
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!
Trivia Road Rally Contest Winners!
Drivers: Jacqueline and Cindy Kern
Biker: Richelle Dupont
Walkers: Marie Cardoos and Judy Piermarini
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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.