Heritage Day: Book your booth, lend a hand, or just save the date

Above: Heritage Day is one of Southborough’s most popular community gatherings. (Photo by Susan Fitzgerald)

This year, Heritage Day falls on Monday, October 13 with festivities the night before. Make sure to save the dates.

Southborough Recreation is seeking a few helping hands to make the event a success:

If you or someone you know would be willing to offer a couple hours in the morning and/or a little time in the afternoon it would be appreciated so much!!

We need help with vendor check in from 7:00-9:30 (2 people)
Parade drop off and line up 9:00-10:00 (4 people)
Pie eating contest setup/cleanup (2:00-2:30pm) (1-2 people)

To volunteer, email dferguson@southboroughma.com.

If you plan to promote your organization, don’t forget to sign up for your booth before they run out of space. (Click here for the form.)

For those of you unfamiliar, Heritage Day is the the annual town celebration of our community. While it honors the town’s history it is rooted in the present, bringing together different segments of the community.

The parade lets organizations toot their own horn. Exhibit booths on St. Mark’s Field let them reach out to the community. And local vendors get a chance to show their wares or promote their message.

Festivities are officially kicked off Sunday night, October 12 with the Rotary Club’s 16th Annual Light-Up Southborough. This is the lit pumpkin display on the stone wall running from the Southborough Library, up the street towards Town Hall. Pumpkins are carved and submitted by residents in the afternoon for display that evening.

The  parade usually starts at 10am on Monday from St. Anne’s Church. Among the vehicles and organizations you can expect the the Algonquin & Trottier School Marching Bands.

Other annual features include an Open House at the Fire Department and The Friends of the Southborough Library’s Book and Bake Sale at the library.

I’ll be sharing more details as the event gets closer. So stay tuned.

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Stacey
8 years ago

What is the parade route? What is the parking situation?

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