The Smyrna 250th Anniversary Committee is selling hats and ornaments to commemorate the founding of the town in 1768 and to help fund the anniversary celebration in 2018.

The Smyrna 250th Anniversary Committee is selling hats and ornaments to commemorate the founding of the town in 1768 and to help fund the anniversary celebration in 2018.

The 250th anniversary hats and ornaments are availabe at Smyrna Cards & Gifts, 16 S. Main St., Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., while supplies last.

The hats are $15 and the ornaments are $10.

Another fundraiser the committee is holding is a raffle for two tickets to the 2018 Firefly Music Festival in Dover. The winner will be drawn March 24 during the “Kickin’ It Loose” country music concert at Citizens’ Hose Company (Smyrna Fire Company). Tickets are $5 each or five for $20 and are also available at Smyrna Cards & Gifts.

The committee plans to highlight the 250th anniversary at community events throughout 2018, such as the Smyrna Opera House Cotillion, I Love the Smyrna School District Day, the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, the Smyrna Downtown Renaissance Association Wine Tasting Garden Party, Smyrna High School’s Homecoming and Christmas at Belmont Hall.

However, the main celebration will be held from late June to early July starting with the Smyrna at Night concert downtown June 27 and what could be the largest Fourth of July parade and fireworks display the town has ever seen.