On October 3rd, Wilmington had a special celebration to unveil a new roadside sign in Wilmington bringing the community together for fun with a common history! Even the weather cooperated, giving us respite from the rain for just the hours we needed! Stories of the Cannon Prank of July 4th, 1850, a reading of the “Wilmington Chronicles,” music and refreshments made created an atmosphere of fun and remembrance. Many thanks to all who attended, including our New York State assemblyman Matt Simpson, Town Supervisor Roy Holzer, Town Board member Paula McGreevy, former Town Board member Steve Connor, Wilmington E.M. Cooper Library President Kate Casler, and many townspeople and Wilmington Historical Society members. One of our members came all the way from Pittsfield, Massachusetts to attend our “Cannon Prank” event & sign unveiling! The roadside marker was made possible by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation and the music “The Stolen Gun” recorded by professional musician and educator Dave Ruch was made possible by the Essex County Arts Council. The Wilmington E. M. Cooper Library donated to the Wilmington Historical Society the actual piece of the cannon which was the focus of the 1850 prank. The cannon piece was on display at the event for all to view. And a special shout-out to Tina Preston for taking photos for us!