FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 1, 2017
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The Town of Wilton commemorates 200 years of history in 2018.
The Town of Wilton Bicentennial Committee Announces a Year of Celebration Events
WILTON, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 1, 2017 - The Town of Wilton is celebrating its Bicentennial in 2018. In commemoration of this milestone, the Town of Wilton Bicentennial Committee is excited to announce a list of signature events that will span the Bicentennial Year of 2018.
“Our committee has been meeting over the past year planning a wide spectrum of events for 2018. We took into account the rich history of the town and the makeup of the Wilton community and tried to come up with a variety of themes that would appeal to everyone,” said Bicentennial Committee Chairperson, Sue Lant. “From January through December of next year we’ve created a series of signature events that celebrate our history and unite our community in a spirit of remembrance of where we started and awareness of how far we’ve come.”
The Signature Events are announced as 1) The 2018 Bicentennial Kick-off Gala at McGregor Links Country Club on Saturday, January 27th; 2) The Bicentennial Historic Celebration Weekend including the First Town Meeting Reenactment in center court at the Wilton Mall on Friday, April 20th and Historic Site Tours on Saturday, April 21st and Sunday, April 22nd ; 3) Bicentennial Parkfest on Saturday, July 7th; 4) The Wilton Historic Home Tour on Sunday, September 16th ; 5) The Taste of Wilton at Gavin Park on Sunday, September 23rd ; 6) The Wilton Bicentennial Holiday Community Dinner at the Wilton Elks Club on Saturday, December 29th. For more information on each of these events please visit www.wiltonbicentennial.com.
Town Supervisor Art Johnson commented, “The year 2018 will be a year of remembrance and celebration as the town of Wilton takes pride in its Bicentennial. We invite our community of Wilton residents and friends to join us in review of 200 years in the making. We are very grateful to our Sponsors of the Bicentennial for their support of our 200th year of festivities.“
Major Sponsors of the Wilton Bicentennial include Adirondack Trust Company, Scotty’s Exit 16/The Parillo & Nigro Family, D.A. Collins Construction Co. Inc., Richbell Capital, Saratoga National Bank, MJ Engineering, Kodiak Construction, Bonded Concrete, Inc., Stone Bridge Iron & Steel Inc, McGregor Links Country Club and Fine Affairs.
The Town of Wilton will be commemorated in a Wilton Documentary Video that will preview at the Wilton Mall Bowtie Cinema after the First Town Meeting Reenactment on Friday, April 20th. There will also be a commemorative magazine distributed through Saratoga Today Newspaper. Commemorative merchandise including flags, t-shirts, mugs, etc. will be available for purchase at Wilton Town Hall throughout 2018.
Wilton non-profits, organizations and businesses are invited to participate in the Bicentennial Celebration by creating an event that ties in with the year and emailing that event to firstname.lastname@example.org. The event will be posted on the town’s Bicentennial Calendar at www.wiltonbicentennial.com. The community is asked to share historic photos and Bicentennial stories by emailing them to Bicentennial@townofwilton.com. Residents are invited to join in the activities by volunteering for any of the Signature Events.
For more information on the Town of Wilton’s Bicentennial Celebration and information on how to purchase tickets to the January and December Signature Events, please call 518-587-1939 x 239 or visit www.wiltonbicentennial.com.