300 years ago was the year 1715 and it was the year Hopkinton officially incorporated. The 300th Anniversary Committee recently mailed a program guide to all Hopkinton residents. The guide highlights the historic celebration and all the events that will take place throughout the year to celebrate Hopkinton’s 300th Birthday. The guide also features historical facts about Hopkinton and information on the Boston Marathon, Hopkinton Public Library, Social and Recreational Activities, Hopkinton Public Schools, Industry and Commerce, Town Governance and much more.
The events kickoff Friday January 23rd at 7:00pm in Hopkinton High School Auditorium with the Opening Ceremony. The first baby born in the new year and Hopkinton's oldest resident will be recognized. Speakers at the opening ceremony include; Town Manager Norman Khumalo, Liutenant Governor Karyn Polito, Senator Karen Spilka, Board of Selectmen Chair Todd Cestari and Mass Representative Carolyn Dykema. Saturday January 24th at 1:00pm is the 2nd event of the kickoff weekend as the Hopkinton Library will celebrate their 120th anniversary.
Michelle Murdock of the 300th Anniversary Celebration Committee explained the guide as a roadmap to the many events surrounding Hopkinton's 300th birthday. Murdock explained many various events were planned to fit everyone's interests such as historical events, parades and sporting events.
Chair of the 300th Anniversary Celebration Committee Jean Bertschmann mentioned that the guide will be kept in the town records at the library, historical society and Town Hall as a historical souvenir of Hopkinton at the conclusion of the year.
For the full list of events and further details about Hopkinton's 300th Birthday Celebration go to www.Hopkintonma300.com