Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Rowley Celebrates 375 Years!

On September 4, 1639, the Town of Rowley was incorporated, making it one of the United States of America’s oldest chartered communities, and now 375 years later, the quaint community with a storied history celebrated that incorporation this past week.  Great excitement and entertainment was abuzz due to the hard work of event organizers, local officials, great businesses, and wonderful volunteers all lending a hand in honor of the town.

Events included a parade, which I was able to participate in, music, food, a picnic in the Common, activities for kids, and a historic town-wide photo.  It was wonderful to see many of the town’s residents join in on the festivities.  The events afforded everybody with a great opportunity to engage in wonderful conversations, and participate in plenty of fun activities.  I particularly want to thank G. Robert Merry, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, Susan Hazen, who was the parade chair, the members of the Rowley 375th Anniversary Committee, and all of the supporters who helped ensure that the events last week were a success.

Posted below are several photos I was able to capture during Saturday’s parade.