Summer Nights comes together thanks to community support

Above: Southborough’s state legislators stepped up again this year to sponsor the musical entertainment for Summer Nights

At Southborough’s annual Summer Nights celebration – scheduled for Sunday, August 28 – it’s all about community. I’m not just talking about the community that gathers to enjoy the festivities, but the community of volunteers and businesses that make Summer Nights possible.

Organizers recently released this press announcement to acknowledge those businesses that have stepped up to sponsor things like the band and the fireworks, as well as those who have donated raffle prizes. Read on to find out more about what’s on tap this year.

In true Southborough fashion, the Southborough Summer Nights event has come together again this year with tremendous support from the town and surrounding area businesses and organizations. Without their generous support, this event would not be possible.

This year, our amusements and entertainment will include an obstacle course, rock wall, dunk tank, moon walk, pony rides, basketball shoot out, face painting and the popular bubble romp. Entertainment will be provided by The Infractions. Food this year will include pizza from Domino’s, kabobs and pulled pork sandwiches by Mr. Jack’s Catering, sandwiches by Quizno’s, hot dogs, burgers, fried dough, and cotton candy by Dean’s Concessions, sushi by Yama Zakura and ice cream by The Creamery. The random drawing for each exciting raffle will take place around 8:00 pm followed by the spectacular display of fireworks sponsored by Bill Depietri of Capital Group Properties and the non-profit organization Friends of Southborough Recreation.

In our previous release, we mentioned the need for band sponsors. Representatives Carolyn Dykema and Steven Levy and Senator Jamie Eldridge stepped up again this year, as well as newcomer Rhythm Dance Company – a new dance school in Westborough – to fund the band.

The funding for the amusements and entertainment that is offered free of charge include Brendon Properties, Choice Car Wash, Fay School, Long Cadillac Hummer Saab, Middlesex Savings Bank, Southborough House of Pizza, Southborough Kindergroup, St. Mary’s Credit Union, Tomasso Trattoria, Wellen Construction and Yama Zakura.

Annual support from the community and surrounding businesses continues to be strong this year. “I am always amazed at the generous support the sponsors give each year regardless of our economic climate.” said Robin Martin, Co-Chair of the Summer Nights group. “We’re deeply grateful”.

New to this year are the raffle drawings. Raffle prizes include two-nights stay and breakfast packages from both the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel and the Sheraton Boston Hotel, a two-nights stay and ground transportation provided by ETS package at the Boston Marriott Copley Place, a two-nights stay and $100 restaurant gift certificate package at the Lenox Hotel and a one-night stay and breakfast package at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf.

In addition to the hotel packages, we’ll be raffling off two family packs of New Balance shoes that include three pairs of shoes each, a Warrior boys lacrosse gift basket and a Warrior girls lacrosse gift basket. Retail values for the raffle prizes range from $500-$700 each. “We’re thrilled with this new addition to the event thanks to one of our volunteers” said Martin, “and to the individual hotels and New Balance for their donations”. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $5 a ticket or three tickets for $10. Each prize will have its own entry box and drawing. Visit the Summer Nights information booth to purchase tickets and choose from the eligible prize options.

Also, stop by booths at the event from Meininger Family Chiropractic, Yummy Mummy Brownies, Gadget Guy, Hooray for Books, and Stony Brook Golf Course.

Continue to check out the Southborough Summer Nights Facebook page for updates and we look forward to seeing even more residents for another spectacular Summer Nights event at Neary School starting at 5:00 pm on August 28 with a rain date of August 29 .

“Thank you to all our sponsors, food and booth vendors, volunteers, prize donations, Police, Fire and Public Works departments for helping to continue this annual event” said Doreen Ferguson, Director of Southborough Recreation and Summer Nights Co-Chair.

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