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350th Anniversary Celebration

350th Anniversary Committee: From left to right: Patricia Naylor, Sharon Carroll (Treasurer), Donald Barrett (not present), John Connell, William Pancak, Joseph Stavola (Chairman, standing), Dean Paradise, Leonard Petrucelli (not present), William Ridolfi, Gioia Marinaccio, Roland Wright and Susan Verelli.  (Photo from Lewis G. Knapp's book "In Pursuit of Paradise").
Click on either image below to display a copy of the special 350th anniversary edition.

Bridgeport Post-Telegram

The Stratford Bard

January 21st 350th Gala Ball, The Stratford Ramada
January 28th 350th Winter Carnival,
   Boothe Memorial Park
January 29th 350th Annual Meeting,
   First Congregational Church
March 25th Easter Egg Hunt
March 26th Easter Sunday - Community Ecumenical Sunrise Service, Old Congregational Cemetary
March 28th 350th Concert, 350 Musicians
April 1st Stratford Historical Society Antique Show
April 12th Poetry Reading (Mac's Harbor Poets)
April 14th 350th Tree Planting, Townwide
April 23rd-
April 29th
Fifth Annual Shakespeare Week,
  Stratford Library
April 29th Pancake Day, Stratford Methodist Church
April 30th Colonial Concert, Oratario Concert Choir,
  First Congregational Church
May 1st Historical Exhibit Begins, Judson House (All Year)
May 7th Loyalty Day Parade, VFW
May 13th Dancing in the Streets
May 21st Homecoming Day,
  First Congregational Church
Annual Boothe Birthday Celebration
May 29th Memorial Day Parade
June 5th 350th Golf Tournament, Short Beach
June 18th Sterling House Arts & Crafts Show
June 24th Stratford Day
Barnum Festival Mummers Competition
June 25th Barnum Festival Mummers Competition
July 2nd Stratford Salutes the 4th of July,
   Short Beach
Barnum Parade
July 16th Historic Crafts Fair on Academy Hill
August 1st- Sept. 17th American Festival Theater Season
August 3rd-
August 7th
Sister Cities, Music Brings Us Together Again
August 5th 350th Old Fashioned Picnic,
   Boothe Memorial Park
August 12th & 13th Helicopter 50th Anniversary Air Show,
  Sikorsky Memorial Airport
September 14th-17th An Old Fashion Saloon
September 17th Stratford History Book Reception,
   Town Hall
Heritage Sunday, First Congregational Church
October 7th Founders Day Parade
350th Marathon Run

Cavalcade of Bands
William Samuel Johnson Day
Curtis Family Reunion
Hawley Family Reunion
October 13th & 14th Town & Country Fair,
   Stratford Methodist Church
October 21st Memorial Service for Igor Sikorsky,
   St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church
October 22nd 60th Anniversary of St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church
November 5th Guided Tours of Congregational Burying Ground, First Congregational Church
November 12th 350th Harvest Fair, Stratford Armory
December 2nd 350th 50s Dance
December 16th 350th Time Capsule Dedication, Town Hall
Stratford's 350th Trolley Tour

Craft Fair (July 16th) and Founders' Day Parade
October 7th 1989

(Photos courtesy of the Stratford Historical Society)