SHREWSBURY – Shrewsbury will celebrate its 300th anniversary in 2027, and preparations are already underway.
The Select Board on Nov. 28 unanimously voted to establish the town’s 300th Anniversary Celebration Committee.
“I think this is so exciting that we’re finally at this point where we’re going to be celebrating the 300th anniversary of Shrewsbury,” Select Board Chair Beth Casavant said at the meeting. “ may seem like a long way off, but planning these things [takes] time.”
Shrewsbury was officially incorporated on Dec. 19, 1727, according to the Shrewsbury Historical Society.
The town is looking for nine members to fill the new committee.
“This is going to require several, probably dozens, of community members to make it a success. So, these nine members would be responsible for being the steering committee and then organizing other volunteers in the community who would want to participate in the work behind making our 300th anniversary celebration something really spectacular,” said Casavant.
The committee members will serve two-year terms.
To apply for the committee, visit https://shrewsburyma.gov/1225/Board-and-Committee-Vacancies. Applications are due by Jan. 12.
“More people have asked me when this committee was being formed than any other committee,” said Town Manager Kevin Mizikar.
“This is exciting. I’ve been waiting for this,” said Casavant.
The board reviewed documents from Southborough and Lexington — which both recently celebrated major milestones — to form the committee.