Anniversary weekend to include bus tour, picnic

Anniversary weekend to include bus tour, picnic


The Plainville community will commemorate the town’s 150th anniversary with two days of family-friendly events planned for Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21. The events will take place rain or shine.

“We wanted to mark this milestone occasion by bringing together community members in an enjoyable way,” Plainville Town Manager Robert Lee remarked. “This celebration is happening thanks to a generous grant from the Plainville Community Fund, in-kind donations from a number of local businesses and residents, as well as the efforts of the 150th Anniversary Committee.”

Lee added that the planning committee consists of town employees, Board of Education members, constituents from other town boards and commissions, and local residents and agencies.

Anniversary events begin July 20 with a guided, narrated bus tour of 20 historic Plainville sites in existence in 1869, the year the town was incorporated.

Buses will leave the Municipal Center parking lot starting at 10 a.m. and will run every half-hour until the last departure at 3 p.m. For those who prefer to take the tour independently, a tour map and brochure will be available.

The fun continues July 21 with the Chip’s Family Restaurant 5K Road Race to benefit the Petit Family Foundation. Registration runs from 7 to 8:30 a.m., with a Kids’ Fun Run kicking off at 8:30 and the 5K Race/Fitness Walk starting at 9.

An old-fashioned family picnic at Norton Park will follow from 12 to 4 p.m. Picnic-goers will enjoy a variety of food trucks selling burgers and hot dogs, sausage & pepper grinders, fried dough and old-fashioned ice cream.

Also, attendees can enjoy live music at the bandshell, games, activities and swimming.

-- Press Release