Saturday, July 10, 2010

Fourth of July Celebration a success

Around Town with Dick Patten
I would like to thank everyone who helped make the annual Fourth of July Celebration a success. The fireworks display was outstanding with some very colorful displays. The Nevers Band entertained as usual with a new conductor and a new large contingent of members. I hope that maybe this band could resume marching some day. Although they did the 1812 Overture, my favorite is the Stars and Stripes. I would dare to say there were well over 10,000 people watching from the field, along Clinton Street, Pleasant Street, and Iron Works Road. The weather cooperated and thank you to those who donated the funds needed to have this celebration.

Pineconia Grange #322 and The Stove Barn are teaming up to sponsor the first Farmers Market to be held on the Heights. Jim Cusano and Dick Patten are working together to organize this event. The Market will be open on Thursdays from 3-7 p.m. featuring locally grown produce along with a limited number of craftspeople. The Farmer's Market will be set inside the parking lot of the Stove Barn, 249 Loudon Road. Please call Dick Patten at 496-2917 or Jim Cusano at 568-7484 for information. The market will be open Thursday, July 22 at 3 p.m.

The Concord City Council will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, July 12 at 7 p.m. at the Concord City Hall Chambers.

Don't forget the annual Downtown Market Days starting Thursday, July 15, and concluding Saturday, July 17. There will be sales of all kinds, food of all kinds, amusement rides for children, demonstrations, activities and more.

The Pittsfield Old Home Day Celebration is Saturday, July 17 with all day activities, parade at 1 p.m. and fireworks at night. Pittsfield goes all out for this celebration.