Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Westborough 4th of July Block Party

My first couple of years living in Westborough I was traveling out of town during the annual 4th of July block party event.  Last year I stumbled into the event by chance and only had half an hour or so to check it out.  But even in that short amount of time I realized how great this event is and this year I am prepared to enjoy all of the festivities.  

According to online sources, Westborough’s July 4th Family Block Party will be held from 6-10 p.m., this Friday, July 2.  The event is held in the center of town from the rotary down West Main Street, ending at Church Street.  The event is run by the Westborough Recreation department, specifically the July 4th committee, and they do an amazing job putting together an event for everyone in the community.

In the articles I have read there are tons of activities for the kids -- moon bounce, dunk tank, sand art, hay rides, pony rides, Big Daddy Racing Cars, air-brush tattoos, ring toss, and even a putting green.  And for entertainment this year the musical group The Reminisants and the Westborough Community Band will preform.   There will also a DJ to provide music when the bands weren't playing.

And one of my favorite parts...adding to all the of course the food.   Hot dogs, ice cream, steak tips, sausages, subs or salads.  This event is slated to have it all.  Several vendors are contributing to the meal and snack options, but I am most excited to see my friends from Tavolino Restaurant participating.  Anthony and his staff at Tavolino are really showing how much they care about this community.   I am proud to see them at each these events, and even more I enjoy the GREAT food they bring each time.

My family and I are all ready to walk down and enjoy all the activities scheduled for Friday evening.  My boys are excited for a hay ride as we missed that last year.  And since I am expecting it to be such a great community event I already plan on extending the boys standard 7PM bedtime so we have time to socialize with the community.  

Westborough and the local organizations really do a great job on their community events.  They are well organized, fun, and really foster a community spirit that makes me proud to live here.  And the location, Route 30 west of the circle, is ideal for community events.  There is plenty of space for everyone to congregate and socialize.  As someone who throws a bunch of parties I respect a good party layout. 

My personal thanks goes out to the members of the July 4th Committee including Frank and Karen DeSiata, Brandi Phillips, Susan Pickering, Bill Linnane, Bill Kohler, Tom Shea, Mark Brady and Pete Allen.  I look forward to a great event this Friday.

1 comment:

  1. As expected the 2010 Westborough 4th of July Block party delivered all I could have expected. I had changed my vacation plans to leave Saturday morning just to enjoy this event and I am so glad I did. Thank you to the Rec department for such an enjoyable evening.