By Elizabeth Connolly
Hometown Weekly Reporter
Hundreds of people converged on Stone Field last Saturday, May 13th, to celebrate Walpole’s 16th annual Walpole Day. The event has become one of the most beloved traditions in town.
The weather for this year’s event could not have been more spectacular, with mostly sunny skies, very low humidity, and temps in the low eighties. The beautiful climate most certainly contributed to ice cream and lemonade sales, but with a food court that consisted of everything from pizza to lobster, it seemed that there was something for everyone.
When not searching out a favorite snack, attendees could visit a number of other local vendor booths to learn about their products and services, as well as connect with different clubs and organizations in the community. There was also live music, a “Kidz Zone” with inflatables, a trackless train, and face painting, plus demonstrations from groups like Walpole Robotics and a local dance school.
“The kids love it,” said a local mom. “What’s not to like? There’s so much to see and do, and they always look forward to seeing lots of friends outside of school. It’s a great community event, and really helps with the loss of old favorites like the Walpole Carnival and the Village Fair. I’m so glad they do this!”
“They” are the ingenious folks from the Walpole Recreation Department, who organize this event, as well as many others throughout the year, such as Harvest Fest, Concerts on the Common, Halloween on Main, and more. “Walpole Day was a great success with a record turnout,” commented Assistant Director Lauren Antonetti. “The weather was beautiful and brought crowds throughout the event. We are thrilled to be back to our first May date since 2019. We are thankful for the support of our sponsors, the participating vendors, and staff that helped pull this event together and make it a success.”
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