The committee tasked with organizing the celebration for Bedford’s 300th birthday in 2029 collected ideas from Bedford residents at their booth on Bedford Day. They raffled off some favorite Bedford items, including a Bedford flag (thanks to Boy Scout troop 194 for the donation), 2 Bedford Farms gift cards, and a t-shirt from the 275th celebration held in 2004. Entering the raffle was free, but residents were asked to share their favorite thing about Bedford.
People of all ages offered their input. Several children said their favorite thing was the playground, and various adults said the town’s history or town meeting. Overwhelmingly, the most frequent response about what makes Bedford special is the citizens of the town, how much they care for one another, and the feeling of a close knit community that pervades the town. People were excited to stop by the booth and talk about what they like about Bedford, why they moved here, and how long they have lived in town.
The committee also collected ideas about how citizens would like to celebrate Bedford’s 300th birthday. The committee hopes to kick of a year-long celebration on Bedford Day 2028, with various events throughout the year, culminating in an extra special Bedford Day in 2029.
Stay tuned for more info as plans begin to take shape.