By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer
Hudson – Recent unseasonably mild temperatures dipped March 19 when Hudson residents and guests celebrated the 150th anniversary of the town’s incorporation date outdoors at Morgan Bowl. The Hudson Rotary Club sponsored an evening of family fun, beginning with servings of hot chocolate and cookies. Guests of all ages gathered around several fire pits to roast marshmallows.
Blue and white fireworks briefly lit the sky before a moment of silence in remembrance of State Trooper Thomas L. Clardy of Hudson, who was killed at age 44 in the line of duty March 16. A multicolored fireworks display completed the evening.
The celebration began earlier that evening nearby at the Hudson High School Auditorium with “An All American Salute” concert presented by Symphony Pro Musica conducted by Mark Churchill. Concert soloist Zach Johnson of Hudson, a graduate music student at Yale University, performed Aaron Copland’s “All American Songs.” Also featured was a new narrative piece by composer and instrumentalist Margery Goldstein of Hudson.
Celebratory events are scheduled throughout the year including more concerts, historical seminars, a retrieval of the time capsule buried during Hudson’s 1966 centennial and a Sesquicentennial Parade. For more information, visit hudson150.org and facebook.com/hudson150.
Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.