With the 200th anniversary of Darien officially becoming a town in 1820, the town has established a Bicentennial committee to organize celebrations, First Selectman Jayme Stevenson announced at a Board of Selectmen meeting last week.
If you have an interest, you’re welcome to volunteer. Just contact the First Selectman’s Office.
“A committee has been formed, and we welcome any additional committee members to begin the planning for the town’s bicentennial, which will happen in the year 2020,” Stevenson said.
The first selectman said she asked others if they would volunteer for the committee, and David Pollet and Tracey Root both joined up and are organizing the effort through the town Monuments and Ceremonies Commission.
“It’s already a wonderful collaboration with the Darien Historical Society and the Parks and Recreation Department,” Stevenson said.
“We anticipate putting together a yearlong celebration, allowing all community organizations who want to participate to participate in some way, so that will be very, very exciting.”