Plans Nearly Complete for Westwood Day
Westwood Recreation Director David Burnes says a number of sponsores have signed up for the event, which will feature more than 20 activities.
The Plan: Start at 9 a.m. with a 5K race, continue from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with more than 20 activities and finish off with a football game and fireworks display.
In a nutshell, that's what residents can expect for Westwood Day on Saturday, Sept. 22.
But there's more to the event than meets the eye. The Westwood Recreation Department has been busy with the planning of the day, with the Westwood Day Steering Committee's most recent meeting taking place this past Monday.
"What we're in the process of doing now is we've accumulated almost everything we're going to have," said Westwood Recreation Director David Burnes. "Since this whole concept came about, we've had so much outpouring of support. People who want to get involved, they see the value in the day."
"We're updating that site regularly," Burnes said. "We have over 20 activities planned for the day. Everything from inflatables to bingo, face painting and tattoos, cheerleading demos, etc."
Also on-hand at the event will be a "Mini Town Hall," through which residents can engage with Westwood officials in a unique and fun way at various town hall departments.
"If they happen to go to Westwood Day, they'll probably learn something they didn't know," Burnes said.
So far, a large number of sponsors have signed onto the event, Burnes said, including People's Bank, Dedham Savings, Needham Bank, the Vanderbilt Club, Woodard and Curran and Athletic Republic Norwood.
The Recreation Department is also currently looking for volunteers to take part in Westwood Day. Those interested should contact the department's main number at 781-461-0070.