To the Editor:
If I dreamed a weekend, it couldn’t have been better – if I hired someone to paint it, it would be Norman Rockwell. Picture perfect weather, flawless execution by the Whitefield Bicentennial Committee chairs, and a little divine intervention.
When volunteers first put up all those American flags in the pouring rain I thought this is what being part of a community is all about and it was contagious – flags went up everywhere along the winding back roads.
We’re known as a diverse community, full of artists, musicians, farmers and business people and last weekend they all came together to show just what a community we are. Throughout the weekend I saw babies from two weeks old to folks like Lydia Chase and Alden Boynton, who are in their 90s. I saw children dancing to the great music and older couples holding hands during the Bath Municipal Band concert.
Collectively over 200 people put in hundreds of hours to make the weekend the success it was. Thanks to all the committee chairs, volunteers, businesses and organizations who donated time, effort and other support.
If you didn’t get the chance to see the community mural in the school, the work of over 130 people, or the Bicentennial quilt, now at the Town House, you should see these wonderful works, and when you look, you will see who we are and you will be proud to be part of this community.
Chair, Whitefield Days Committee