SWANSEA — The 350th anniversary committee met last Thursday evening at the Police Headquarters Community Room to review plans for the coming months.

First up was Old Fashioned Days at the Martin house to take place Sunday, July 9, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Committee members discussed getting assistance for the activities being planned.

Chairperson Debra O'Melia said they have budgeted $500 for the games and materials for the event. They also have funding for port-o-johns there.

In all, they have allocated $1,125 for the event.

Committee member Joseph Foley reported on the Fire Apparatus Parade and Muster scheduled for July 23 at the Veteran's Memorial Park. the parade begins at 11 a.m. followed by an opening ceremony at 12:30 and the muster events. Concessions, children's activities and fire apparatus displays are planned.

Much of the planning will then go toward the Ocean Grove Days Aug. 4-6.

Foley said Swansea Recreation Coordinator Michael Weber has been assisting with the Movie on the Beach night on Friday, Aug. 4. The Recreation Department has a screen and projector that it has used for its movie nights.

On Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., a Soap Box Derby will begin at the American Legion Hall and run downhill on Ocean Grove Avenue to the west. The road will be closed off.

Foley said an alternative date for the following week would be scheduled in the event of rain.

On Sunday, Aug. 6, the activities conclude with a Family Fun Day at the Beach at 10 a.m. with refreshments and games available. Steve Puccio and special guests will perform from 3 to 6 p.m. 

Foley said businesses are prepared to donate, including Price Rite, which is giving 75 pounds of hot dogs with buns.

The group discussed the gala planned for Oct. 27 at Venus de Milo, but they were working out the details as to minimum numbers and menu.

The yearlong celebration would conclude with a fireworks display being coordinated by Town Administrator John McAuliffe.