Above: Face painting and yummy treats were just two of the day’s highlights. (Contributed photo)
Yesterday was a beautiful fall day to celebrate as a town. It seemed like more than half the kids in town were marching. And there was a good turnout for businesses and non-profits on the field.
Thank you for sending in your pics. Below are yours and mine.
(I’ll be sharing photos from Sunday’s events in Southborough later. There were too many to include those here!)
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Southborough Wicked Local also posted photos. (Much fewer than mine, but they came out a lot better!)
Above: Southborough residents are invited to take advantage of a Baypath sponsored program at the Hudson Senior Center. (Image from the Town’s website)
Are you a “caregiver” to an elderly loved one who needs suprevision and relies on you? (It could even be a spouse.)
A local Adult Day Program invites you to take a well-earned break.
DayBreak offers “Socialization for Seniors and Respite for Caregivers”.
It allows caregivers to take a 3 hour break while their loved ones are cared for and entertained.
The program is offered weekly on Thursdays from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm:
Professional staff will provide lunch and engaging activities for those who require some supervision.
DayBreak is sponsored by Baypath and welcomes communities surrounding Hudson. Participants are encouraged to donate $15, but it’s not required.
For more information, click on the flyer.
If you still have questions, contact Lisa Gardener at 978-568-9638 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did your family have a great time atHeritage Day or the Chestnut Hill Farm festival?
Did you get a great shot of the parade or the pumpkin wall?
Send me your pics to share! Email email@example.com.
While you’re at it, send in some photos of your favorite nature photos of Southborough this fall. The town is exploding with color this week.
Above: The Town’s annual parade and festival are just one of this weekend’s highlights (ARHS band set the mood by performing “Good Time” last year)
This weekend is Southborough’s annual Town celebration for Heritage Day.
The main event is on Columbus Day with the fun beginning on Sunday. Here’s an updated post with everything you need.
The official schedule from the Town is here. But it doesn’t provide a lot of detail. (It also doesn’t include the Historical Museum event that was just announced.)
So, here are all the updated details and important links, rounded up for you. [click to keep reading…]
I reached out to Heritage Day exhibitors about what they’ll be up to on Monday. I was a bit overwhelmed by the response. (Which is why I’ve had to run so many posts on the festival today!)
I only heard back from about half of the exhibitors, but was impressed by all they have to offer.
To reach the community, local businesses are offering a whole lot of incentives to stop at their booths. Be on the lookout for free:
- face painting
- martial arts board breaking
- prize wheels
- prize drawings
- and giveaways
There are also a bunch of local vendors selling goods/wares and even more selling food.
Here are the details: [click to keep reading…]
Above: Among the outreach/fundraisers planned for Monday are Pack 92′s matching food drive for the pantry, Friends of the Library’s bean bag toss, and a decorate your own cupcake contest. (Image left by Susan Fitzgerald; Cupcake image cropped from photo posted to flickr by Sean and Lauren)
To me, outreach and fundraising by community organizations is the heart of Heritage Day.
Here are the non-profit exhibitors who shared with me reasons you should seek out their booths. I’ll start with the meaningful outreach, then on to the fun and yummy fundraisers.
Boy Scouts Troop 92
Kicking off the town-wide co-ed scout drive, “Scouting for Food”. Stop by with a nonperishable food item for the Southborough Food Pantry. Troop 92 will also make a matching donation of $10 for every 100 pounds of food collected at Heritage Day.
Friends of the Southborough Library
Free Beanbag toss game for prizes with lollipops for anyone who plays. Also sharing information and answering questions about the organization. (And pointing people to the Book and Bake Sale across the street.)
SOLF – Southborough Open Land Foundation
Informing people about their mission to preserve and protect Open Land in town for the benefit and enjoyment of all. They will:
- Exhibit a town map showing our properties; hand out information; talk about trails and our periodic programs on nature.
- Offer a sign-up for a walk at the Beals Preserve on October 18th.
- Recruit members to help support our mission.
Southborough Democratic Committee
Stationed next to State Rep Dykema the committee will give out voter registration forms. They will also seek ideas for some future town-wide forums and recruit volunteers to support Democrats in elections.
Members will be sharing information and answering questions about the cooperative playgroup for ages 0-5.
Clash of the Cupcakes (Girl Scouts) [click to keep reading…]