The Norfolk Lions in conjunction with a number of local organizations are in the final planning stages for the 24rd annual Norfolk Community Day to be held on June 4th at the Holmes Complex on 22 Myrtle St. in Norfolk. Community Day events start at 11 a.m.
This year’s Community Day include a children’s art contest, touch a DPW truck, golf ball drop 50/50 raffle and many new and old favorite amusements including the Circus Obstacle Course, Knights & Dragons Bounce and Slide, Soccer Shoot, The Joust and the Bungee Bull Ride.
The black top entertainment will include a number of local groups who have participated for the last 23 years. Also for the first time this year, we will be entertained by Mike Piazza and his Flying High Frisbee Dogs. He and his highly athletic dogs will perform a variety of frisbee and other entertaining tricks.
Schedule of Events
On the Main Stage:
- 11 a.m. - The Inspiration Performing Troupe of Norfolk
- 11:50 a.m. - Henry the Juggler
- 1 p.m. - King Philip World Percussion Ensemble-African and Steel Drums
- 1:45 p.m. - High Flying Frisbee Dogs 1:45 PM
- 2:30 p.m. - Kids games & contests (hula hoop, musical chairs & balloon toss)
- 2:50 p.m. - Pie eating contest, golf ball drop & silent auction winners
- 3:15 p.m. - Kathy Ryan Dance Studio
On the Dining Area Stage:
- 12 p.m. - Good Tymes Banjo Band
- 3:30 p.m. - Foam Fun (play in foam sprayed by NFD) 3:30 PM
All Day Events:
- DJ Peter Conti
- Children’s amusements
- Fire engine, hay wagon and train rides
There will be food, games and fun that are all sponsored by various local groups. Many of our local organizations are selling goodies to raise funds and providing literature on their organizations. It's a great day for everyone to get together and celebrate Norfolk.
The food pantry supplies are at its lowest during the summer months, especially toward the end of the summer. To help alleviate this problem, the Lions are running a food drive at Community Day and hope to Stuff-A-Truck full of food to be shared between the Norfolk and Franklin food pantries. Some items that are currently needed are jelly, maple syrup, hamburger/tuna helper, mayonnaise, tooth paste and hand soap. Please help us to reach our goal by bringing your donation to Community Day so we can fill that truck.
The Norfolk Lions could not undertake this fun event without the wide-spread assistance of all those who volunteer their funds, materials and time. The Lions would like to thank the Norfolk Fire, Police and Highway Departments and the Norfolk Recreation Department for their ongoing support. We are also pleased to acknowledge our platinum, gold and silver sponsors for this year's Community Day. Platinum: Holmes Transportation, 1776 Financial Services, Carpentry by Tom Antonellis, Dedham Savings Bank, Foxboro Federal Savings Bank, Norfolk Cultural Council; Gold: George T. Cronin & Sons, DiPlacido Development Corporation, Dover Trucking, ECO Structures Inc., Emmanuel Baptist Church, Minuteman Press of West Newton, Norfolk Community League, Rocky’s Auto Body, Rodman Ford; Silver: Berkshire Hathaway Page Realty, Carrison Design, Colonial Fence, Dunkin Donuts, Elite Foods, Federated Church of Norfolk, New England Revolution, Norfolk Auto Inc., Peter Conti, Roche Brothers, State Representative Shawn Dooley, Snead Retirement Consulting, St. Jude’s Church, Stop & Shop, Taylor Rental of Norfolk and William Reveis Delta Realtors.
The Lions are a non-profit organization known for working to end preventable blindness. Norfolk Lions participate in a vast variety of projects important to our community and proceeds of Community Day are donated back into local charities or to meet community needs. For more information regarding Community Day, you may check out the Norfolk Lions website www.norfolkmalions.org or call Ed Melanson @ 508-528-9302 or Patti McCarty @ 508-520-0540.