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PHOTOS: Kicking off the Weare 250th anniversary celebration

  • Members of the Weare Winter Wanderers Snowmobile Club gather near their sculptures in the town center on Saturday afternoon, January 4, 2014. Saturday events marked the beginning of celebrations for the town of Weare's 250th anniversary, which was incorporated in 1764, on Bolton Field along with ice sculptures in the town center. The 250th Anniversary Committee began about four years ago and has planned nine months of events lasting until a luncheon on September 21.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)

    Members of the Weare Winter Wanderers Snowmobile Club gather near their sculptures in the town center on Saturday afternoon, January 4, 2014. Saturday events marked the beginning of celebrations for the town of Weare's 250th anniversary, which was incorporated in 1764, on Bolton Field along with ice sculptures in the town center. The 250th Anniversary Committee began about four years ago and has planned nine months of events lasting until a luncheon on September 21.

    (JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)

  • From left, Christian Thibeault, Philip Thibeault, and Jacob Sawyer, climb on the football ice and snow sculpture they helped build in the Weare town center over the last week. Members of the youth and John Stark high school football boosters along with the football and cheer association helped create the sculpture for Saturday's events marking the beginning of celebrations for the town of Weare's 250th anniversary, which was incorporated in 1764. The 250th Anniversary Committee began about four years ago and has planned nine months of events lasting until a luncheon on September 21.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)

    From left, Christian Thibeault, Philip Thibeault, and Jacob Sawyer, climb on the football ice and snow sculpture they helped build in the Weare town center over the last week. Members of the youth and John Stark high school football boosters along with the football and cheer association helped create the sculpture for Saturday's events marking the beginning of celebrations for the town of Weare's 250th anniversary, which was incorporated in 1764. The 250th Anniversary Committee began about four years ago and has planned nine months of events lasting until a luncheon on September 21.

    (JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)

  • Melissa Johnson, of Weare, puts the finishing touches on an ice and snow sculpture created by the Weare Winter Wanderers snowmobile club, which she has been a member for 20 years, on Saturday afternoon, January 4, 2014. Saturday events marked the beginning of celebrations for the town of Weare's 250th anniversary, which was incorporated in 1764, on Bolton Field along with ice sculptures in the town center. The 250th Anniversary Committee began about four years ago and has planned nine months of events lasting until a luncheon on September 21.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)

    Melissa Johnson, of Weare, puts the finishing touches on an ice and snow sculpture created by the Weare Winter Wanderers snowmobile club, which she has been a member for 20 years, on Saturday afternoon, January 4, 2014. Saturday events marked the beginning of celebrations for the town of Weare's 250th anniversary, which was incorporated in 1764, on Bolton Field along with ice sculptures in the town center. The 250th Anniversary Committee began about four years ago and has planned nine months of events lasting until a luncheon on September 21.

    (JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)

  • Members of the Weare Winter Wanderers Snowmobile Club gather near their sculptures in the town center on Saturday afternoon, January 4, 2014. Saturday events marked the beginning of celebrations for the town of Weare's 250th anniversary, which was incorporated in 1764, on Bolton Field along with ice sculptures in the town center. The 250th Anniversary Committee began about four years ago and has planned nine months of events lasting until a luncheon on September 21.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)
  • From left, Christian Thibeault, Philip Thibeault, and Jacob Sawyer, climb on the football ice and snow sculpture they helped build in the Weare town center over the last week. Members of the youth and John Stark high school football boosters along with the football and cheer association helped create the sculpture for Saturday's events marking the beginning of celebrations for the town of Weare's 250th anniversary, which was incorporated in 1764. The 250th Anniversary Committee began about four years ago and has planned nine months of events lasting until a luncheon on September 21.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)
  • Melissa Johnson, of Weare, puts the finishing touches on an ice and snow sculpture created by the Weare Winter Wanderers snowmobile club, which she has been a member for 20 years, on Saturday afternoon, January 4, 2014. Saturday events marked the beginning of celebrations for the town of Weare's 250th anniversary, which was incorporated in 1764, on Bolton Field along with ice sculptures in the town center. The 250th Anniversary Committee began about four years ago and has planned nine months of events lasting until a luncheon on September 21.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)

Ice and snow sculpting was among several activities yesterday to mark the beginning of celebrations for the town of Weare’s 250th anniversary, incorporated in 1764. The 250th Anniversary Committee began about four years ago and has planned nine months of events, ending with a luncheon Sept. 21.

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