By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer
Westborough – A weekend filled with activities outshone intermittent drizzle and sunny breaks when the Rotary Club of Westborough presented its 14th annual Westborough Spring Festival. This year’s festivities began May 6 with the second annual Red, White and Brew, a fundraiser to benefit local military veterans, held at the Knights of Columbus Council 85 and sponsored by Ball Financial Services Company.
Festivities continued May 7 with the Westborough Civic Club’s ninth annual Fishing Challenge at Minuteman Park. Then families gathered at the Bay State Green for a Kids Carnival hosted by the Westborough High School (WHS) Student Council. Children also enjoyed racing slot cars, the roaming railroad and free bike helmet fittings.
Live entertainment was provided with a Music Fest sponsored by Central One Federal Credit Union. Festival guests browsed booths showcasing local businesses and organizations. Appetites were satisfied with the Rotary Grill and Food Expo. Later that evening, the Westborough Lions Club served its 22nd annual Italian dinner with a silent auction at WHS. Also that evening at WHS, the Westborough Woman’s Club introduced a Town Variety Show. Reduced combo pricing was available to attend both evening events.
On Mother’s Day, May 8, festivities resumed with several sponsored activities: 13th annual Rotary 5K Road Race and 4th annual Kids Dash at WHS, Westboro Tennis & Swim Club, Boroughs JCC Preschool, PR Running and South County Physical Therapy; Car and Military Vehicle Show at Hastings Elementary School, Avidia Bank; and activities for pooches at Bay State Green including a 1.5-mile race, spa and dog show, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Another new offering this year was a Food Truck Festival. The scheduled return of tethered hot-air balloon rides to be sponsored by ReMax got grounded due to inclement weather.
Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.