Get ready to celebrate Summer Nights on Sunday

Summer Nights 2010 — one of my favorite events of the year — is scheduled to take place on Sunday (rain date is Monday). I’ll be posting more information throughout the week, but here is some to get you started.

Check out the Summer Nights brochure and read more details below courtesy of Southborough Recreation.

The Summer Nights Festival has become an end of the summer tradition in the town of Southborough. Last year, over 2000 residents came out to enjoy free entertainment and fireworks under starlit skies, and to catch up with friends before the start of the new school year. This summer is expected to end with a bang as well when folks turn out for the seventh anniversary of this locally funded event.

The festival, a partnership between the Summer Nights volunteer committee and the Southborough Recreation Department, begins Sunday, August 29th at 5:00 pm at the Neary School. There are many fun activities for children such as the popular “Bubble Romp”, pony rides, moonwalk, obstacle course, fire truck slide and face painting. Older kids enjoy the challenge of the Rock Climbing Wall and for those not afraid to get wet, there is a dunk tank. The Dance Revolution is a new attraction added with tweens and teens in mind. It is recommended that parents pack towels or a change of clothes for children who want to go in the Bubble Romp or for anyone being dunked in the dunk tank.

The musical band “The Infractions” will entertain the crowd once again this year thanks to the generous support of three area legislators. In response to a plea for funding for the band back in June, Doreen Ferguson, Director of Southborough Recreation received a call from the office of State Representative Danielle Gregoire. Ferguson was informed that Representative Gregoire, Representative Carolyn Dykema and Senator Jamie Eldridge would collectively be donating the funds needed to secure the band. The Summer Nights Committee was elated to receive such a generous and unexpected donation.

Folks wishing to purchase food at the event will choose from a variety of tasty options
including pizza from Domino’s, sandwiches from Quizno’s, sushi and chicken wings fromYama Zakura, ribs and sausage sandwiches from Mr. Jack’s Catering and grilled hamburgers and hotdogs. Dessert options include ice cream from The Creamery and typical carnival fare such as fried dough, pretzels, cotton candy and slushies.

The evening will end with a spectacular fireworks display over the Neary Field at dusk, sponsored by Capitol Group Properties and the Friends of Southborough Recreation. Other key supporters of the event include St. Mary’s Credit Union and Brendon Properties, Fay School, Southborough House of Pizza, Middlesex Saving Bank, Tomasso Trattoria and Italian Market, Long Cadillac Hummer Saab, Choice Car Wash, Wellen Construction, Yama Zakura Restaurant and Mamas n Divas Nail Lounge.

All areas will be blocked off from traffic so that parents and children can roam safely from one activity to the next. The fireworks will begin around 8:15pm. Folks are encouraged to bring chairs or a blanket to set on the lawn for the display.

Admission is free and parking is available at the Neary School parking lot off Parkerville Road with overflow parking available at Trottier Middle School parking lot via the Deerfoot Road entrance. A rain date of Monday, August 30th has been set.

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