Heritage Day: Book your booth or just save the date

by Beth Melo on August 14, 2015

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

This year, Heritage Day falls on Monday, October 12 with festivities the night before. Make sure to save the dates.

(While you’re at it, make sure you saved the date for Summer Nights coming up August 29th.)

If you plan to promote your organization, be sure to sign up for a booth on the field. (Click here for the form. The deadline for submission is 9/29.)

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 allow them to reach out to the community. And local vendors get a chance to show their wares or promote their message.

Festivities are officially kicked off on Sunday night, October 11 with the Rotary Club’s Annual Light-Up Southborough event. 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.

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The  parade 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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