Independent’s birthday bash is Sept. 27

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Everyone at the Littleton Independent is gearing up for its big 125th birthday bash, 6 p.m. Sept. 27 on the lawn at Hudson Gardens.

“Being 125 years young deserves a celebration, and we have a great one planned for the Littleton Independent,” said Jerry Healey, owner and publisher of Colorado Community Media. “We invite the entire community to come out and celebrate along with us on Sept. 27.”

Healey’s plan for the evening is a creative blend of dance party and variety show, with John Akal’s Ultraphonic Jazz Orchestra playing music from across the ages of the Independent’s existence. As the evening journeys through the decades, historical tidbits from some of the Independent’s most notable headlines will enlighten the audience about some of Littleton’s most infamous moments.

Copies of the commemorative edition of the newspaper will be on hand, as well. We’ve been collecting thoughts from the community to share, like this one from Michelle Stacey, a dispatcher with Littleton Fire Rescue and a Western Welcome Week board member:

“I must say that my two favorite issues featured my grandchildren at Littleton Fire Children’s mini academy. And that is the beauty of a local newspaper. There is not an issue that I’ve read that didn’t have an article, letter or photo of someone I know personally.”

And party guests are sure to see lots of familiar faces, as the entire community is invited for refreshments, cake and lots of fun during the free, family-friendly event, starting at 6 p.m., rain or shine. Call 303-566-4100 for more information.