To commemorate its 250th anniversary of the issuance of the charter that created the Town of Ludlow, the Ludlow 250 Committee, working with logo designer Christa Valente and the Okemo Print Shop, has decided that a custom-designed flag will be the emblem of the forthcoming semiquincentennial celebration of the town.
The committee will announce the detailed program for the two-day birthday party in the near future. Plans call for a historic gathering at the gazebo in Veterans' Memorial Park on Friday, Sept. 16, with music, an American Legion Honor Guard, and a display of a "birthday card" for everyone to sign.
On the following day, Saturday, Sept. 17, there will be a parade down Main Street that will include the American Legion, the Black River High School band, a Fife and Drum corp, the Ludlow Fire Department, cyclists, and a number of floats and contingents from various area organizations.
The parade will end at the gazebo where everyone will be invited to partake of the largest birthday cake ever assembled in Ludlow, continue signing the birthday card, and listen to the musical heritage of Vermont. The American Legion and other groups will be offerring barbequed foods during the afternoon.
According to Ludlow 250 committee member Pat Cruickshank, "This is one event you don't want to miss. I understand the birthday cake is going to be something you'll never forget in its elegance, size, and beauty."
Following the 250th birthday celebrations, the Ludlow Rotary will conduct its annual duck race in the Black River. During both days, Black River Academy Museum will be offering detailed pamphlets for self-guided walking tours of Ludlow.