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Sanbornton's 250th anniversary celebration postponed

May 28, 2020
SANBORNTON – The year 2020 is the 250th anniversary of the incorporation of the Town of Sanbornton, and while Coronavirus has put a damper on events that were being scheduled for this summer, the planning committee has found another way that people can still celebrate.

"We looked at our options and decided that next year, the town will be a full 250 years, so we're postponing the big celebration until then," said Justin Barriault, co-chair of the committee. "In the meantime, we thought we could at least hold an Old Home Day type of event this year."

Focusing on ways they can gather the town safely for an afternoon, he said they came up with a few ideas that could possibly include a fun geo-caching activity and perhaps even a safely distanced town picnic. A parade is also in the works.

"The theme will be 'Sanbornton United,' and we're hoping to make this the biggest and best parade ever," said Barriault.

As a bonus, there will also be awards given out to the top three floats or entries that best represent the theme, he added.

Residents of Sanbornton are asked to keep an eye on the town's Web site, sanborntonnh.org, or follow the We Love Sanbornton page on Facebook for updates or any necessary changes for the celebration that may come about due to the latest Public Health guidelines at that time. Anyone with other ideas for the day, or who would like to be part of the planning process, can contact Barriault at 521-9085.

The parade and other activities are slated to take place on Saturday, July 11, the day the town had originally planned to hold the 250th Anniversary celebration.

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