2 hours together, quarters forever!
Friends and fellow citizens
of Shrewsbury; Please join us Friday, February 20, 2009 from 6-8pm in the Shrewsbury Public Library
for a marathon internet voting drive to help nominate our town's Homestead of General Artemas Ward as the reverse side of
a future US 25 cent piece! Bring the family, bring a laptop, bring your spirit, and play a part in creating The Shrewsbury
If you can't be with us on Friday be sure to log on to this link
(If the link doesn't connect you, go to www.mass.gov
, put the word quarter into search and it will bring you to the link.
When at the link, scroll down to the bottom (Worcester County) and cast your vote for The Artemas Ward Homestead. You can vote as many times
as you want so keep voting!
As you have probably heard already, Starting in 2010 the US Mint will be issuing
a new series of quarters with a historic place from each state depicted on the reverse side. There are many Massachusetts
sites on a long list, however our own Gen. Artemas Ward Homestead on Main Street is on a short list of Worcester County
sites . Governor Patrick is leaving the selection to the citizens of the Commonwealth .. This challenge
cannot go unanswered.
Shrewsbury residents have always pulled together when the Town needed help. This would be a tremendous
boost to the community and with a little effort from many we can accomplish something that will last forever.
Born in 1727, Ward was an outspoken man whose strong beliefs favoring rebellion and his ability to lead, elected him General
and Commander-in-Chief of the colony's militia and second in command to General George Washington. This country owes much of it's freedom to Artemas
Ward and what a wonderful tribute it would be to have his homestead and Shrewsbury depicted on the 2010 Massachusetts Quarter.
So now it is our turn to take the lead and GET THE JOB DONE with the same passion that Artemas Ward had over 200 years
Join the fun on Feb 20th but don't wait until then to vote. Vote today and every day until
the deadline of Feb 26, 5:oo pm. There is no limit to how many votes
you can cast. Let's meet the challenge. Thanks and VOTE EARLY AND OFTEN!
Pass this message on to everyone you know
Gail Aslanian, Precinct 1 Town Meeting Member, Historic Commission