The 300th Anniversary Committee is pleased to provide an update on this weekend's events.
The trio of events offered this weekend wrap up the Committee's formal hosting for town-sponsored community events:
Saturday - 4:00 p.m. 300th Anniversary Clock Dedication & Time Capsule Ceremony
If you enjoyed Bell Ringing, you'll love this -- we'll be singing in the rain, hearing what will be sealed in the time capsules until 2063 and unveiling the clock.
You may have noticed that installation came right down to the wire. If you haven't driven past Emery Park since yesterday, there's a nice tall blue surprise waiting for you!
Free souvenir buttons to first 400 people -- we are optimistic that everyone will bring an umbrella and brave the weather for this historic event to welcome the permanent monument to the town's 300th. People to thank when you see them: Lexington Lions Club & Rotary Club for donating the clock, Jim McLaughlin for donating significant time and equipment for installation and Stan Abkovitz for donating the two titanium time capsules.
Sunday - Old-Time Baseball. We will provide update as organizers are working with town departments to assess the fields. It is safety first, of course - but the events team hopes for great games!
Monday - Parade Information available from Town Celebrations Committee -- this year is a SPECIAL event honoring Civil War sites that were previously unmarked
Monday - 300th Concert - Indoors! 6:30 pre-show Don't miss the Behind the Scenes documentary about Breeches, Bloomers & Bellbottoms: Oh My! If you saw the show, were in the show, or heard about it, you'll enjoy this excellent piece by Lexington's own film producer, Risa Lavelle.
7:00 concert -- tickets still available. Just a $10.00 donation to the town brings you humor, celebration and excellent music -- includes two world premieres -- Seeds of Revolution commissioned for the 300th and dedicated to Lexington's Donald J. Gillespie - and a new work by John Tarrh called Freedom -- you will enjoy hearing the Bicentennial Band, Master Singers of Lexington, Lexington Pops Chorus and the Lexington Symphony.
Hosts include: Kenny Laxague as Radio Show Announcer for W-L-E-X Lexington is Listening -- as well as Paul O'Shaughnessy, Fay Backert (Chair of the 300th Country Fair), Tanya Morrisett and a surprise visit from Maria Hastings Cary! Lots of other fun things -- with some special free beverages from IZZE who offered to help sponsor the event
-- Jessie Steigerwald
300th Anniversary Committee