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Wednesday, June 25, 2003

Classic Car Parade to Mark

Classic Car Parade to Mark Merritt Parkway Anniversary
If you happen to see a bunch of old cars making their way along the Merritt Parkway Sunday and getting off in Westport, salute them and say Happy Birthday Merritt Parkway.Ӕ

The classic car parade, involving about 30 cars, will help mark Sundays 65th anniversary of construction of the parkway.

They will head to WestportҒs exit 41 from New Haven and Greenwich beginning about 11 a.m., ending up at a luncheon at Westports Three Bears Restaurant.

The parade is being organized by the Merritt Parkway Conservancy, which held its first public event at the New Canaan Historical Society Tuesday to outline its goals and initiatives.

Peter Szabo, the conservancyҒs part-time executive director, said this weeks press conference and parade are intended to raise the visibility of the organization which was established in 1999 to ғrevitalize and celebrate the Merritt Parkway.

Gov. John G. Rowland has proclaimed Sunday as Merritt Parkway Day and Lt. Gov. Jodi Rell was on hand at the New Canaan event Tuesday to help celebrate.

Westporter Bill Scheffler hopes to be among those participating in the classic car parade—weather and readiness of his classic car willing.



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