This Saturday's Cruz Nite will have a historical twist to mark the town's 225th anniversary: a Civil War re-enactment encampment on the grounds of Cheshire School. reports Sandra Sloane, a member of the 225th Anniversary Celebration Committee, said she hopes the added events this year will take residents back in time.

Since 1992, Cruz Nite has brought hot rods and antique cars to the town for residents to admire.

Sloane said the 22nd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry's Company D, will be on the grounds from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and she has also collected information on Cheshire veterans and plans to have this available at the event.

There will be food vendors and activities for children, a 50/50 raffle and a raffle for children's bicycle helmets by the Cheshire Police Association.

Gates open at 4 p.m. for Cruz Nite and at 5 and 7:30 there will be a BMX freestyle bike demonstration.

The band Shut Up N Dance will take the stage from 7 until 9, when the Chief Choice Awards for the car entrants will be given out.

Fireworks follow at 9:30.



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