“An Editorial”

Hampton Union, Thursday, August 25, 1938

Praise should be extended to the committees and helpers and all those who in any way aided in the celebration of Hampton’s three hundredth birthday. Success has marked the entire program, watched over by a sky filled with sunshine.

When the celebration was first given serious consideration the present time seemed far in the future, but as plans were formulated it was realized that speed must be made in order to be ready for action.

No particular division of the celebration seemed to stand out above any other as the whole was so interwoven that all was needed to make the program complete, and each part was skillfully perfected as it was brought to its own successful individual conclusion.

From the opening of the Church Service on Memorial Green, citizens realized the significance of the occasion of celebrating 300 years of building Hampton and entered into the festivities with a new zeal and interest.

Many former residents now living in other towns and states have returned to receive a welcome from old friends and neighbors. The occasion has brought back fond memories of days passed within the boundaries of this 300-year old town, when improvements were not as numerous as today.

The Home of Beautiful Pines [The Indian name WINNACUNNET meaning “Beautiful Place of Pines”], so-called by the early settlers, while to a great degree the pines have been removed, still retains its beauty, and home surroundings are cherished as in the early days.

Next Sunday’s Service brings to a close the days of celebrating this 300th Birthday when thanks should be given the Great Creator for the comforts of life which have been ours within the borders of this great township.