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Fairfield to Celebrate 375 Years with Anniversary Grand Gala at SHU

President Petillo with Fairfield's 375th Anniversary Committee

News Story: July 8, 2014

Fairfield's 375th Anniversary Committee announced today that the Town will conclude its year-long celebration of its rich history and tremendous accomplishments with a Grand Gala at Sacred Heart University on Saturday, November 15. 

Since its founding in 1639, Fairfield has become a community enriched with a deep and varied history while remaining proud of its many resources and heritage.

Fairfield First Selectman Mike Tetreau expressed his excitement about the 375th Grand Gala.  He stated, “As our entire Town joins together throughout the year to celebrate this historic anniversary that will culminate with this Grand Gala in November, I encourage everyone to participate in this special celebration and be part of a unique time in Fairfield’s history.”

“We are thrilled to be the Title Sponsor of Fairfield’s 375th celebration” said Armando Goncalves, People’s United Bank’s Southern Connecticut Market President.  “Our support reflects both our 172 year history in Fairfield County and our commitment to revitalize and enrich the communities we serve in Connecticut, New York and Northern New England.”

Sacred Heart University President Dr. John J. Petillo underscored the University’s support of the Grand Gala. “We are thrilled to continue our participation in Fairfield’s 375th anniversary celebration by hosting the Grand Gala on our campus.

We look forward to welcoming our Fairfield neighbors here to celebrate the Town’s 375-year history and to experience our own growth in the 50 years that we have been part of the Fairfield community.”

Grand Gala Chairs Julia DeMeo, Marlene Battista and Lee Reynolds Crouch are excited about the opportunity to bring the citizens of Fairfield together to commemorate this historic event. “This is truly a fun and unique opportunity to celebrate Fairfield.  The fun-filled evening will include cocktails, dinner and dancing and will feature entertainment by Band Together CT.

Tickets for the Grand Gala will go on sale September 2. For more information, and sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.fairfield375.com.