Nominations for “Spirit of Shrewsbury” grand marshal now being accepted

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Shrewsbury – Nominations for grand marshal of the Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival are now being accepted through Thursday, July 31. This year's festival will be held Sept. 26-28 at Oak Middle School, featuring returning favorites such as the town expo, craft fair and parade.?To nominate a resident, contact Maria Smith at 508-842-4436 or [email protected].

This year's corporate partners are Central One Federal Credit Union, Dunkin Donuts, Avidia Bank, Gymnastics Learning Center and Webster Five.?To become a sponsor or purchase a banners, contact Melissa Montana at 774-641-6362 or [email protected]. Full sponsorship is $1,200 (deadline Friday, Aug. 1); banners are $400 for businesses or $250 for non-profits/families/memorials (deadline Friday, Aug. 15).

Residents can also help the festival by volunteering. No experience is needed and training is provided.?For more information, go to www.spiritofshrewsbury.org or contact Volunteer Coordinator Suzi Lewis at [email protected].

To register for the craft fair, contact Shilpa Deochakke at 978-937-9522 or [email protected]. Vendors must sell unique, handmade items and register by Mondauy, Sept. 15. Booths range from $45 to $90, with special rates for Shrewsbury residents.

To register for the town expo, contact Sabina Terrades at 508-845-5032 or [email protected]. Nonprofit organizations are free; businesses are $125. Non-refundable registration fee required.

To sign up for the parade, contact Sue Falzoi at 508-845-6977 or [email protected].