WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2012/2013

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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Weston Turns 300 Annual fall Pumpkin Festival on the Town Green October 2013 FOUNDER 'S D AY F A LL FESTIV AL 5 October To keep the celebration rolling, the Weston 300 Committee has planned a parade for Saturday, October 5, beginning at 11:00 a.m., starting on Boston Post Road and ending at the Town Green. Depicting Weston's history with the theme "From Farm Town to Suburb," units in the parade will come from all walks of life including civic and government organizations, schools, religious groups, and businesses. Weston Recreation Director Doug MacDougall, along with the Weston 300 Committee, "encourages town-wide participation in the parade." Weston's neighbors in surrounding towns are heartily encouraged to participate in Weston 300 events: "We welcome the surrounding communities to come, participate, enjoy, and celebrate our extended community, " says Rhodes. OF NOTE: n WESTON GREAT GRAVESTONES AND WESTON 300 CHRONICLES: Re- enactors will take their places in the town cemetery and elsewhere throughout the year to present a bit of history. According to former history teacher Cheryl Maloney, look for Weston drama students who will be a part of this event. "It's a way of telling the history that's fun." n THE TERCENTENNIAL TRIBUTE GALA – MARCH 2, 2013: Fundraiser for Weston 300 Celebration and Legacy Trail Trust at the Weston Golf Club. n THE TOUR DE WESTON – SEPTEMBER 29, 2013: A bike ride course that will connect historic homes and farms of Weston. Registration fee. n VETERANS DAY SALUTE – OCTOBER 2013: The Weston public schools will invite veterans to join a special event: "We'll observe the participa- tion of Weston residents in service to our country," says Maloney. n WESTON THANKSGIVING FOOTBALL GAME VERSUS WAYLAND: At home on November 28, 2013. Ceremonies that day will serve to con- clude the celebration. n COMMEMORATIVE ITEMS: Caps, blankets, calendars - available at the Gift Gallery in Weston and online. n OFFICIAL PUBLICATION: The Farmers Precinct: Three Centuries of Weston History written by Pam Fox, produced by the Weston Historical Society in cooperation with Weston 300. The committee is hoping to touch every household in Weston, inspiring them to participate and donate to the event. "Hopefully every family will find a way to enjoy and participate during the year," adds Diana Chaplin. 72 WellesleyWeston Magazine | winter 2012/2013 KEN BARRON

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