PLAINVILLE - Plainville is celebrating its Sesquicentennial Anniversary this year.
The Plainville 150th Anniversary Committee has been meeting since Feb. 21. The committee consists of Chairman Benjamin Gediman, Vice-Chairman Foster White, Sally Miller, Susan Desrochers, Nancy Eberhardt, John Kisluk, Stacy Buden, Maria Schwerdtle, Crystal St. Lawrence, and Lynda Russell.
The Committee has decided on a weekend of events to be held in July that will consist of historic site visits, food trucks, historical games and entertainment.
On Saturday, July 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be a walking tour to historic sites that have been put together by the Plainville Historic Center. For those who are not able to walk there will be a shuttle bus that will stop at each of the sites.
On Sunday, July 21, from noon to 4 p.m. there will be a family picnic at Norton Park. Individuals can bring their own picnic and enjoy an afternoon of events that will transport them back to 1869. They can play historic games, learn about the town of Plainville throughout the years and enjoy some live music.
There will also be food trucks available for hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, and ice cream for those not able to bring a picnic lunch.
The committee will also be offering a custom designed one troy ounce, .999 fine silver, heirloom quality commemorative coin to celebrate the Plainville Sesquicentennial Anniversary. One side of the coin will celebrate Plainville, Connecticut 1869-2019. The other side will have the Liberty torch along with the silver weight and content. There will be limited production by the Silvertowne mint. Individuals can purchase these at a price of $35 each.
For more information on events or if you are interested in volunteering, or purchasing a commemorative coin, please visit the Facebook Page at facebook.com/Plainville150th/ or send an email to Plainville150th@gmail.com
-The Town of Plainville