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Westfield’s 350th celebration plans gathering steam

This article was originally published in print and online by The Westfield News

By Dan Desrochers

WESTFIELD—The city’s 350th birthday plans are “charging” along, according to Friends of the Westfield 350 President Harry Rock.

The Friends of the Westfield 350, who are planning the city’s yearlong celebration, have solidified several plans and their nonprofit status ahead of the 2019 celebration. Among the plans being discussed are two signature events next year, said Rock.

“We’re charging along here, made a lot of progress,” Rock said. “We’ve come a long way.”

The Westfield 350 logo was designed by Allison Terkelsen, a student at Westfield State University.

First, on the fundraising side, Rock said that the Friends of the 350 have established themselves as a nonprofit organization with the state, as well as from the federal government.

“We are now fully ready to start fundraising,” Rock said.

Specifically, on the state side, Rock said that the state recognized them as a nonprofit organization, as well as gotten the OK to fundraise.

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