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‘Our Town’ afghan serves as 275th Anniversary souvenir

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TOWNSEND — The Townsend Woman’s Club has offered an “Our Town” afghan for the past several years, but the 275th Anniversary may spark even more interest this year than usual.

The afghan designed exclusively for the club measures 50 by 65 inches and features 11 Townsend historical landmarks.

Club treasurer Ginny Welch said a member of the club had selected pictures of the historical landmarks and sent them to Riddle Manufacturing Inc., of Burlington, N.C., to design the afghan five years ago.

The featured landmarks on the afghan include the bandstand on the town common, Hart Free Library, West Townsend Stone Bridge, Civil War Monument, The Cooperage, Round House, Reed Homestead, Old Meeting House, West Townsend Reading Room and Spaulding Memorial School.

Welch said Memorial Hall was the natural selection for the centerpiece since it’s the central point of the town in terms of both geography and decision-making.

The afghans are available in three colors — Cranberry Red, Williamsburg Blue and Hunter Green — and have sold well in the past.

“It’s been very popular over the years,” said Welch.

At $45, Welch said the afghan would make a good keepsake of the 275th Anniversary since it celebrates Townsend’s history.

The afghans are made of 100 percent pre-washed cotton and are machine washable.

To purchase an afghan, or for more information, call Ginny at (978) 597-6651.

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