LOWELL CELEBRATES 175 YEARS OF INCORPORATION
Staffer Jen Myers wrote in the Lowell Sunday Sun:
LOWELL —Are you ready to party?
The city is throwing a fun-filled event …on Monday April 11, 2011… at City Hall to kick off a year of celebrations as the city turns 175 years old.
Lowell was incorporated as a town in 1826, governed by a Board of Selectmen. But, as the mills began to boom, so did the population. On April 1, 1836, Gov. Edward Everett signed the legislation that made Lowell the commonwealth’s third city, after Boston (1822) and Salem (March 1836). On April 11, 1836, Lowell Town Meeting approved the city charter.
From 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., all are invited to CityHall for cake, guest speakers, performances by the Lowell High School Marching Band, the Gentlemen Songsters and Amy Black. There will also be guided tours of the majestic 117-year-old Lowell City Hall.
An Invitation from Mayor Milinazzo
To the citizens of Lowell,
This April marks the 175th Anniversary of the City of Lowell’s incorporation. Throughout the year there will be lively festivals, events and activities happening all over the city to commemorate the occasion. On behalf of the committee and my colleagues in government it is my distinct honor to invite you to celebrate in this important milestone at a kick-off reception.
This year’s celebration will take place on Monday, April 11th at JFK Plaza, City Hall at 4:30pm. The program will include a multicultural parade with Lowell High School Marching Band, a speaking program, birthday cake for all attendees and tours of City Hall.
Please join the City Council, School Committee Members, City Manager Bernie Lynch, Secretary of the Commonwealth William Francis Galvin, Congresswoman Niki Tsongas, Senator Eileen Donoghue, and Representative Thomas Golden to celebrate this occasion.
There will be musical performances by Lowell High School Marching Band, Gentlemen Songsters, and Amy Black.
Please visit our website for more information as we celebrate and showcase the city throughout the year: www.lowell175.org
Thank you for your continued support to the City of Lowell.
James L. Milinazzo Mayor