Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Gobble Wobble Southborough

Thanksgiving has taken an interesting turn for me this year.  I usually host a large Thanksgiving dinner, but both sides of the extended family are out of town this year.  Mostly taking care of elderly grandparents who can't really make the trip to Westborough.

This put me on a quest for something fun to do with the family.  Reading some of the local blogs and news sites I considered the annual Algonquin/Westborough football game.  Info from - The Thanksgiving Day rivalry between Algonquin and Westborough stretches back more than five decades. The game starts at 10:15 at Algonquin. My kids are still in preschool and I doubt they will be happy sitting and watching a full game...maybe in a couple of years, so I am going to pass this time on the football game. 

I was looking for other options when I received a flyer at my boys preschool advertising the 3rd Annual Gobble Wobble.  This is a fundraiser to benefit "Friends of the Southborough Recreation Department".  It looks like a lot of fun, there is a 5k Race and a 2 Mile family Walk, raffles and other activities.  Thanksgiving should be clear of the rain and as we head into the winter months of New England, I am taking ever opportunity to spend time outside.

Registration links and information are on the Southborough recreation website.  I am in no way a runner so you won't see me at the 5k, but I registering my kids up for the Gobble Wobble Fun Run.  All pre-registered children will get a free round of golf at Trombetta’s Farm.  I also read that race day refreshments are being provided by Dunkin Donuts and the British Beer Company.  I am also a little excited to see what the British Beer Company has for morning refreshments.  :-)

The event is also incorporating a collection for our troops.  Each donation earns an entry into the raffles.  Prizes from the raffles include gift cards and goods from local merchants such as British Beer Company, Tomasso’s, Panzano’s, Trombetta’s Farm, Southboro House of Pizza, Eros, Sperry’s, Mauro’s Market & Café, English Garden Florist, Domino’s, and Yummy Mummy Brownies.  Yummy Mummy Brownies was at the Taste of the Boroughs last year, they are delicious.  I am excited to see what they donated.

If you are out in Southborough tomorrow, I'll see you at the Gobble Wobble.  If you miss it, check here for a post event update on how it ran.  Time for me to collect a couple of donations for the troops.

3rd Annual Gobble Wobble
Date: Thursday, November 26, 2009
Time: 8:30 AM 5K Race; 2 Mile Family Walk
         9:30 Kids Fun Run
Place: Trottier School
          49 Parkerville Road, Southborough, MA

1 comment:

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