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From the desk of  Middlefield First Selectman Jon Brayshaw

Help Middlefield celebrate its big birthday


It’s party time — in 2016 Middlefield will celebrate its 150th birthday.

It’s called a sesquicentennial. The fact is that our town is quite young by world standards where many towns are thousands of years old.

So, what’s my point? It’s time to get ready to celebrate

We need to start planning for the party of all parties. We need a representative from each and every organization and board in Middlefield/Rockfall.

Churches, library, fire department, historical society, old home days committee, sports, scouts, Lake Beseck, parks and rec, k club, business and industry, garden club, Red Hatters, senior center, DMYFS, our commercial and industrial inhabitants — let’s get everyone on board.

It is never too early to start planning. Usually Old Home Days is celebrated every two years and is next scheduled for 2015, so we’ll have to discuss how this will fit in with plans to celebrate the 150th.

It’s not out of the question to have a week or two of celebration with a wide variety of venues. Nothing is off the table.

Soon, the board of selectmen will pass a motion to pledge to assemble in 2016 a celebration of our treasured existence as a town and as a people. If you have an interest in helping craft the celebration please begin to let me know so I can begin to build such a committee.

Next we need to get the word out … that’s up to you. Stay tuned … I’ll be in touch.



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