Norwich Centennial Committee gears up for milestone year

NORWICH – With 100 years of history to commemorate, the City of Norwich Centennial Committee is gearing up for the city’s year-long centennial celebration with a list of events to honor the trials and triumphs of the city in years past.

According to Centennial Committee Co-Chair Kay Zaia, Norwich has a rich history that’s worthy of celebration. In spite of rocky economic times in recent years, there’s plenty of potential for Norwich to return to its heyday, she said, and a reason for city residents to look forward to what’s to come.

“I think our greatest accomplishment is that we’re still here,” Zaia said, noting the hardships the city has endured over the century. “There have been a lot of changes over the years, but we have a rich history and we should recognize that.”

The Centennial Committee plans to kick-off 100th anniversary celebrations with an opening reception at 11 a.m. on March 15 at the Northeast Classic Car Museum. The event will feature local leaders of past and present, and also highlight 100 years of accomplishments, Zaia said.

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