Friday, February 15, 2013
Here's a round up of news briefs from around Foxborough.
Foxborough’s Board of Selectmen announced last week it will no longer be pursuing Saturday Town Meetings. “Topic is officially dead,” said Board of Selectmen chair James DeVellis. Selectmen had spent the last several months discussing the possibility of moving future Town Meetings to Saturdays as a way to improve attendance, especially among the senior population, but the concept received little support from the community. “I have heard nothing more [from the community] about [moving Town Meeting to Saturday],” said Foxborough Board of Selectmen vice chair Mark Sullivan. “Other than the first conversation I had in my last election I haven’t heard a thing about it.” Said selectman Lorraine Brue: “I haven’t received any requests for it but I…
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
This year’s Foxborough Founders Day will be held on Saturday, June 8.
Over the past 25 years, Foxborough’s Founders Day has grown into a wonderful day of community fun, food and fellowship to celebrate the town’s civic pride. To commemorate the event’s 25th anniversary, the Founders Day Planning Committee has set a special theme for the June 8 celebration. “The Theme of Founders Day 2013 is "Celebrating Foxborough Founders Day 25th Anniversary," the Founders Day Planning Committee announced on its Facebook page Tuesday. “We have a lot to be thankful for and would like to make this year’s celebration very special. Think of a way you can participate and help us to continue another 25 years.” Foxborough-based organizations and businesses interested in participating in this year’s parade are encouraged to build …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Starting at 7:30 a.m. and ending at 9:30 a.m., a full day and night of events are planned for Foxborough Founders Day.
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Friday, June 8, 2012
The following is the schedule for Saturday's Foxborough Founders Day. For update to date information on the event, go to http://www.foxboroughfoundersday.com/ The theme for this year's event is Foxborough Schools Past, Present and Future. Foxborough Founders Day June 9 Schedule of Events 7–9:30 a.m. Boy Scouts Pancake Breakfast at American Legion Hall on Mechanic St. Tickets are available at the door. 7– 9 p.m. Booth Field Exhibit Set-up 8–9:30 a.m. Parade assembles at 132 Central St. 9 a.m. a.m. Dedication Ceremony for Carl Kusch at Paine School 10 a.m. Parade starts at 132 Central St., toward Common, to Mechanic St., Railroad Ave., Bird St. around the Common to South St., ending at the Booth Playground. 11 a.m.– 5 p.m. Activities at…
Friday, February 10, 2012
"Foxborough Schools Past and Present" is the 2012 Founders Day theme.
The Foxborough Founders Day Committee recently announced the 2012 theme - "Foxborough Schools Past and Present." Founders Day in Foxborough is a wonderful celebration of civic pride and a chance for the entire community to come together for a day of fun, food and service. Foxborough-based organizations and businesses are encouraged to build upon this year's theme when preparing their entries for the parade. Helping to make Founders Day a success is a true community effort. Each year, local businesses and individuals contribute cash donations to cover the various celebration costs, including fireworks. Local organizations can participate in the field festivities and raise funds for their organization through food sales, games, raffles and …
Monday, June 13, 2011
Despite the rain, the community came out for a day of fun, food and celebration.
Spirits were high, smiles were big and bellies were full. The community of Foxborough did not let the rain, heavy at times, bring down their spirits on one of the most anticipated events of the year - Founders Day. "Rain? What rain?" Foxborough resident Mark Richard said with a smile. "My family and myself look forward to Founders Day ever year. Rain is not going to ruin our spirits." The Founders Day Parade kicked off at 10:00 a.m followed by activities at Booth Playground. Non-Profit organizations provided food, games, raffles, crafts and more. Foxborough Town Manager, Kevin Paicos, suited up in a wet suit to brave the dunk tank. Foxborough residents lined up to try their hand at dunking Paicos into the water tank. Paicos jokingly …
Despite rainy conditions, the music played on and fireworks filled the sky over Foxborough on Founders Day.
Fireworks glowed in the sky over Foxborough, making for the perfect end to another successful Founders Day. Live music from The US Navy Dixieland Show Band and the Galley Dawgs kept the crowds entertained until the firework display at 9:00 p.m. The community gathered to enjoy parades, food, crafts, sports and many other fun-filled activities throughout the morning and afternoon. Click here to view the Founders Day field participants photo gallery.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Foxbroough girls tennis play in the finals and Founders Day in Foxborough!
1. It's time to celebrate Foxborough! Today is Founders Day! This years theme is "Salute Our Troops." Pancake Breakfast at The American Legion, Parade stepping off promptly at 10 am, followed by field activities, games and food, clam fritters, hamburgers, hot dogs, Strawberry Shortcake. Bands: afternoon Frayed Knot, evening Galley Dawgs. Fireworks by Atlaspyrotechno at 9pm! 2. For a complete listing of Founders Day events and times, click here! 3. Foxborough Girls Tennis will play Hopkinton for the South Sectional Title at 3:00pm today in Medway! 4. Make sure you try out the Dunk Tank at Founders Day today to help raise money for Foxboro Never Forgets! 5. Check back on Patch later today for coverage of Founders Day!
Field Participants for Foxborough's Founders Day 2011.
Today, June 11, is Foxborough Founders Day - a wonderful celebration of civic pride. This year's Founders Day theme is "Salute the Troops." Foxboro-based organizations and businesses were "encouraged to build upon this theme" as they prepared to participate in the parade and field activities. List of field participants: Alzheimers Association American Legion Baseball Post 93 BIT PTO Bethany Congregational Church Birthday Wishes Board of Health/Foxboro Citizen Corps Boy Scout Troop 32 Boy Scout Troop 7 Brigham & Womens/MGH Health Care Church of Emmannuel Cubscouts Pack 70 FHS Class of 2012 FHS Reunion Tent FHS Varsity Cheerleading FHS Yearbook Club Foxboro Agriculture Commission Foxboro Animal Control Foxboro Cable Access Foxboro Center …
Friday, June 10, 2011
Dunk tank at Founders Day will benefit Foxboro Never Forgets.
Town officials are hoping that "getting dunked" on Saturday will help to raise the final amount of $30,000 for Foxborough's 9/11 Memorial. Current and past selectmen, as well as Town Manager Kevin Paicos, will take on the dunk tank Saturday at Founders Day. Selectmen recently joked that this is the time for the community to truly express their feelings towards them. The dunk tank is sponsored by Foxboro Never Forgets. Foxboro Never Forgets recently broke ground on the town's 9/11 Memorial at the Public Safety building. The fundraising for the September 11th Memorial started on Foxborough Founders Day in 2010. In today’s economy, raising the funds needed has been challenging. "Foxboro Never Forgets" is within $30,000 of their goal. The …
The official schedule of the 2011 Founders Day.
This Saturday, June 11, the community of Foxborough will gather to celebrate Founders Day. This year's Founders Day theme is "Salute the Troops." Founders Day is a wonderful celebration of civic pride and a chance for the community to come together for a day of fun, food and service. Founders Day kicks off at 7:00am with a pancake breakfast at the American Legion Hall on Mechanic Street. Tickets for the breakfast will be available at the door. The official schedule of the 2011 Founders Day: 8:00 to 9:30 a.m - The parade will assemble at 132 Central St. 10:00 a.m. - The parade kicks off at 132 Central St., toward Common, to Mechanic St., Railroad Ave., Bird St. around the Common to South St., ending at the Booth Playground. 11:00 a.m. - 5:…