Welcome to The Last Green Valley
Join the Green Flash!
TLGV has been named Grand Marshal of the 2013 Holiday Dazzle Light Parade in Putnam, CT. The wonderful nighttime event will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 1 (rain date December 8). For TLGV, it will be the kick-off of our 20th Anniversary as a National Heritage Corridor.
It’s a spectacular event with more than 120 brightly lit floats viewed by 20,000 spectators lining the streets. TLGV will be the first unit in the parade following the Color Guard and Master of Ceremonies Gary Osbrey from WINY Radio. The parade starts at the monument on the corner of Grove and Ring Streets and travels to the terminus of Kennedy Drive at Providence St. (1.5 miles).
Reserve your spot in the Green Flash, an assembly of 200 people to walk with the float. You must be able to walk 1.5 miles briskly and to periodically chant “The Last Green Valley” and “It’s Where You Live” when cued by the Green Flash Coordinators! We will provide a green safety vest for everyone to wear over their coats (dress warmly). The Green Flash members may also wear other forms of green or decorate themselves with green lights or glow sticks. Having 200 people walking in unison will add a dynamic element to the parade and also show the spectators how much we all love The Last Green Valley. You can ask family, friends, youth groups, civic groups, etc. to join you but you must register soon. There is a limit of 200 people for the Green Flash! Email Charlene@tlgv.org to sign up or call Lyann at the TLGV office, 860-774-3300. Additional instructions will be emailed closer to the event – where and when to meet, parking advice, etc. Don’t miss being a part of the Green Flash!
The Last Green Valley is two things - it's the 35-town National Heritage Corridor in eastern Connecticut and south-central Massachusetts, and it’s also your member-supported, non-profit stewardship organization working locally to celebrate our heritage, conserve our natural resources, and respect our working lands.
The lyrics in this song, Lois and Nathan Peters, are based directly on the letters between Lois Peters and her husband, Nathan, who was serving in General Putnam’s rag-tag revolutionary army as the time of the Battle of Bunker (Breed’s) Hill. The letters are included in the Connecticut Humanities council’s book. “Connecticut Speaks for Itself: Firsthand Accounts of Life in the Nutmeg State from colonial Times to the Present Day."
© 1998 Sally Rogers, Thrushwood Press Publishing, BMI, Hill Tunes-Mill Tunes
Connecticut's 1997 State Troubadour, Sally Rogers, developed an innovative project to enhance the teaching curriculum by integrating arts with the humanities in the classroom. The 24 songs on this CD engage, enlighten and entertain people of all ages while communicating some of the great stories of The Last Green Valley. Rogers used oral histories, historic documents, and writings as sources for the lyrics of 15 of 24 songs. Through an artist-in-residence program, she enthused fourth grade classes from 3 area schools, who learned history through an artistic process that produced an additional 9 songs for the CD recording.
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