WPAA TV Airs Moments Segment promotional teases with Bob Beaumont, Jerry Farrell Jr. and Mary Beth Applegate:

Major Gold Sponsors Recognition

posted Mar 2, 2019, 11:19 AM by Wallingford 350 Committee

Wallingford 350th recognizes the generosity of
these major Gold Sponsors and the Jubilee preparations:

350th Jubilee Gold Sponsors


Italian Night Planned at Zandris

posted Mar 2, 2019, 11:13 AM by Wallingford 350 Committee

Jubilee Italian Night @ Zandris, April 11th!
Wallingford 350th Jubilee is invite you to a special "Italian Night" fundraiser at Zandris! 

Watch this video for more info about the April 11th extravaganza!

Zandris Italian Night for the Wallingford 350th Jubilee

 


Sponsorship Updates!

posted Nov 16, 2018, 3:15 PM by Wallingford 350 Committee

Our Wallingford Community continues to count the generosity of corporations every day, but a special acknowledgement extends to these Gold Sponsors:

* NEW * Ulbrich Steel - Parade Exclusive Sponsor
Masonicare - Fireworks Exclusive Sponsor 
Choate Rosemary Hall - Gala Ball Exclusive Sponsor 

More to come on a special recognition of these sponsors' philanthropic support of the Jubilee and so many activities in town. 

Stay tuned for more to announce!

Wallingford 350th Descendants Committee Honors Major Lufbery's 100th Annniversary

posted May 17, 2018, 10:34 AM by Wallingford 350 Committee   [ updated May 17, 2018, 10:42 AM ]

Wallingford 350th Jubilee Descendants Committee recognized the 100th anniversary of the demise of Major Gervais Raoul Lufbery.  A special military parade and monument dedication ceremony was held at the Wallingford Historical Society,  at 180 South Main Street in Wallingford, Connecticut.


Record Journal - click Link. Our gratitude extends to the Record Journal team for their coverage before and after this special event. Be sure to go online to see the digital library from the ceremony.


Wallingford Town Government - a special thanks extends to the Wallingford Town Government team, Tom and Scott especially, for filming and producing this hour long video.

YouTube Video

for link to Ceremony video


About Major Gervais Raoul Lufbery:

During WWI Major Lufbery was an outstanding military pilot and the highest scoring Ace of the famous Lafayette Escadrille. This flying squadron was made up of 38 American volunteers who fought with French combat forces for nearly two years before the United States officially entered the Great War. He was the first American flying ace in WWI, and a former resident of Wallingford, Connecticut.

           

About the Procession: Parade 11:00 - 11:06 a.m.

The Governor's First Company and the Second Company of the Connecticut National Guard led a procession of dignitaries and Lufbery family descendants from South Main Street (Town Hall) to the Wallingford Historical Society at 180 South Main Street.


About the Ceremony: 11:06 - a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

The ceremony includes scheduled remarks from Wallingford Mayor William Dickinson, Emcee Al Terzi, legislators and a Lufbery family descendant. The Lufbery family presents the monument (2’ x 3’ foot bronze tablet)  and a special flag presentation to the Wallingford Historical Society. The VFW Post 591 hosts a reception immediately following the ceremony.


Dignitaries included National guard members, including General Thaddeus Martin, Town Veterans Organizations: Post 73 American Legion, Post 187 American Legion, Post 9965 VFW, Post 591 VFW Major Raoul Lufbery (host post), State Senator Len Fasano, State Representative Vincent Candelora and Mary Mushinsky, State Representative and Town Councilor Craig Fishbein, and Town Councilors Chairman Cervoni, Laffin, Shortell, Zandri, Letourneau and Morgenstein.


Confirmed attendees included:

Lufbery Family Descendants: Raoul Lufbery III and wife Lynn, -Paul Lufbery and wife Veronica, Marion Lufbery Miller and husband Christopher, Sharon Lufbery Welch and husband Richard, Lisa Riotte Powers (Lufbery) and husband Paul  (Lisa’s mother was Doris Lufbery Riotte), Christine Miller (daughter of Marion Lufbery Miller), Ken Miller (son of Marion Lufbery Miller) Steven Lufbery and wife Amber (son and daughter-in-law of Paul Lufbery), Laurie Riotte Ewers (Lufbery) and husband Joe, Robert L Stickle , Brewster, Ma , husband of late wife, Diana Lufbery Stickle,  Great Niece of Major Lufbery, Randi -Lyn Stickle Scheffler and husband John Scheffler, South Boston , Ma , Great, Great Niece of Major Lufbery.

FY2018 - 19 Town Budget Hearings

posted Apr 11, 2018, 8:19 AM by Wallingford 350 Committee

Wallingford Jubilee/ 2020 Celebrations displays a line item of funding in the FY18-19 Budget:


  • Town of Wallignford 2016 Budget: $7,500 Allocated, Social Services - Line 25280, Page 44

Calendar of Hearings:
  • April 9, 2018 - Public Hearing @ Robert Parisi Town Council Chambers @ Town Hall, 45 South Main Street
  • April 24, 2018 - Town Council Social Services Department Review @ Robert Parisi Town Council Chambers @ Town Hall, 45 South Main Street


Wallingford 350th Public Information / Volunteer Session

posted Apr 11, 2018, 7:20 AM by Wallingford 350 Committee

Wallingford 350th Public Information Session 
May 30th, 7 p.m
HUBCAP Wallingford, 128 Center Street, Wallingford

Leaders from the Ball, Parade and other committees to share plans and their volunteer needs. 

Agenda:

Welcome - Jubilee Overview & 2020 Calendar of Events
Jubilee Resources 
Overview of 350th Jubilee - Volunteer Chairperson
Committee Opportunities, such  as Parade, Ball, 350th Store and more
How to volunteer





100th Anniversary Event, WWI Flying Ace Major Gervais Raoul Lufbery

posted Mar 25, 2018, 5:51 AM by Wallingford 350 Committee

100th Anniversary, Major Gervais Raoul Lufbery’s Passing
& Monument Dedication Ceremony,  May 5, 2018


Wallingford 350th Jubilee Descendants Committee will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the demise of Major Gervais Raoul Lufbery.  A special military parade and monument dedication ceremony will commence at 11 a.m. - 12N at the Wallingford Historical Society,  at 180 South Main Street in Wallingford, Connecticut.


About Major Gervais Raoul Lufbery:

During WWI Major Lufbery was an outstanding military pilot and the highest scoring Ace of the famous Lafayette Escadrille. This flying squadron was made up of 38 American volunteers who fought with French combat forces for nearly two years before the United States officially entered the Great War. He was the first American WWI flying ace, Raoul Lufbery. Major Lufbery is a former resident of Wallingford, Connecticut.

           

About the Procession: Parade 11:00 - 11:06 a.m.

The Governor's The First Company and the Second Company of the Connecticut National Guard leads a procession of dignitaries and Lufbery family descendants from South Main Street (Town Hall) to the Wallingford Historical Society at 180 South Main Street.


About the Ceremony: 11:06 - a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

The ceremony includes scheduled remarks from a welcome from Wallingford Mayor William Dickinson, Emcee Al Terzi, legislators and a Lufbery family descendant. The Lufbery family presents the monument (2’ x 3’ foot bronze tablet)  and a special flag presentation to the Wallingford Historical Society. The VFW Post 591 hosts a reception immediately following the ceremony.

Invitees include National guard members, including General Thaddeus Martin, Town Veterans Organizations: Post 73 American Legion, Post 187 American Legion, Post 9965 VFW, Post 591 VFW Major Raoul Lufbery (host post), Ambassador of France, Governor Malloy, US Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, Representatives Rosa DeLauro


For More Information: Wallingford 350th Jubilee Committee:
Joan and Bob Parisi, (203) 265-0431, wallingford350@gmail.com

www.Wallingford350.org


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Moments Committee List Review & WPAA TV Taping

posted Nov 17, 2017, 4:55 PM by Wallingford 350 Committee

WPAA - TV graciously hosts a special Moments Committee meeting and taping at the Orchard Street Studios:
December 6th, 4 p.m. 

WPAA-TV



Moments Committee members will review the recommended list of 350 Moments and share highlights. You're guaranteed to learn more about our town's rich history of 350 years. You're invited to watch in the "studio audience"! Stay tuned for more details about this Moments list!

Major Sponsorship Announcements for 2020 Jubilee

posted Nov 17, 2017, 3:19 PM by Wallingford 350 Committee

Special Story Event!

posted Oct 9, 2017, 9:31 AM by Wallingford 350 Committee

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