LEICESTER, Mass. — The Founder's Day Committee is hard at work raising funds for Leicester's 300th anniversary celebration in 2013, and residents can help support the effort by purchasing a Cat's Meow of the old Town Hall Building.
The collector's item depicts Leicester's second Town Hall, which was built in 1852 and remodeled in 1853 as the Grand Army of the Republic Hall. In 1872, the building was rededicated to the soldiers who were killed in the Civil War.
Though it was destroyed by fire in 1937, residents can keep a piece of Leicester's history in their homes with the 4-3/4 by 5" screen-printed woodcut.
The cost of the Cat's Meow is $20, with the proceeds going to the Founder's Day festivities.
Already, the committee plans a parade, a fireman's muster and a possible fireworks show for the celebration on June 15.
Additionally, committee member Barbara Knox is also helping plan a 5K road race for the following morning.
The race is slated to start and end at the Leicester Town Hall, and since it will be held on Father's Day it will be geared for parents and children to run together, Knox said.