There’s been quite a buzz in the Contoocook Village lately. What is the sign in the middle of the triangle all about? What are those letters trying to spell? Why was a replica of a covered bridge used for a fundraising sign? Well here is a little hint. The Hopkinton Sestercentennial Committee has been busily planning a yearlong celebration starting in January 2015 to recognize our town’s 250th birthday.
The covered bridge in the center of Contoocook Village was built in 1889 and is the oldest surviving railroad bridge of its kind still standing in the United States. The Sestercentennial Committee wanted to recognize this important part of our history and chose the bridge as our official logo.
There will be a grand celebration day May 30, 2015, weekend after Memorial Day, with many fun activities, music, parade and ending with a fantastic fireworks display. There are still many tasks that need to be done and the committee could use your help. We are looking for people, who could assist in making costumes, sculpting clay paper mache, have mechanics or small electronics interest, light welding, painters and anyone interested in hosting an activity.
In the near future commemorative items will be for sale in the local shops. We still have a long way to go to raise the funds needed in ordered to provide Hopkinton a grand 250th celebratory year. Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution. Checks can be made out to Town of Hopkinton noting 250th Fund in the memo line or go to our website www.hopkinton250.com to make an online donation. Please check out the website for more information of what is going on throughout 2015 and will be updated as events are confirmed.