Hundreds attend Wilton's celebration of summer
Annabelle Kemp, 3 from Wilton, had her face painted to match the yellow flower on her dress by Mark Cedras of Markal Angelo at SummerFest in Wilton. (Kathleen Baglio Humphreys)
Juggling flaming torches and hanging from ladders were two former Wilton residents called Red Trousers visiting from their Faneuil Hall gig to entertain their hometown.
The quaint stores that grace Main Street, such as Nelson’s Candy, Cropaholics and Putnam’s Store, were opened forthe day.
Enjoying the day with her mom and daughter was Holly Kemp from Wilton.
Hanging out talking to residents was selectmen chairman Bill Condra.
“It’s going really well. It’s the first time we ever had vendors on both sides of the street. The big ticket will be the fireworks tonight,” said Condra.
It’s been about 50 years since Wilton shot off fireworks for the community.
Photographer David Schmidt of Wilton enjoyed photographing the colorful fireworks display and said, “They were excellent.”
Wilton Main Street Association organized the event.