Fear not; the town’s birthday celebration includes the kids. In fact, there are special 250 birthday festivities especially for children. First, there is a Historical Scavenger Hunt beginning Friday, Aug. 9. There will be sites throughout Shelburne with some interesting historical information provided on specially-made signs. Pick-up instructions and information form at Shelburne Town Offices or Pierson Library. Correctly complete the form and return it to the Shelburne 250 booth at the Farmer’s Market on Aug. 10 or Aug. 17, and receive a gift certificate for a free creemee at the Shelburne Country Store. In addition, all children that correctly complete and return their Historical Scavenger Hunt forms by Aug. 17 will be entered into a random drawing for an amazing gift basket of special items donated by Shelburne merchants. See the special prize list and the gift basket at the Farmer’s Market and the Town Offices.
Does your child have a good eye for detail? Try a pictorial I-Spy! Photographs of unique architectural details on Shelburne Village buildings abound, and the children are asked to identify them. Pick up the I-Spy form at the Shelburne Farmer’s Market, the Town Offices, or Pierson Library. What can the little ones spy with their little eyes?
The fun continues on Sunday, Aug. 18 at the Shelburne 250 Barbeque on the Parade Ground, starting at 3:30 pm. Grab your friends or neighbors and get ready for some crazy competition in the sack race, three-legged race, and more. There’s also face painting for the young and young at heart, and a decorated bike/wagon parade. Decorate your bike or wagon at home, or visit the decorating booth. A parade of all participating decorated “vehicles” will close the 250 festivities.
There is something for kids young and old at the Shelburne 250 celebration. Don’t miss a moment of it. Plan to attend. It’s all in good fun!