By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer
Westborough – After getting rained out for two consecutive years, the Westborough July 4th Block Party returned on a hot, humid evening June 29. Traditionally held on a few blocks along West Main Street, this year’s well-attended holiday kickoff took place at a new venue: the 2.5-acre Bay State Green.
A number of community organizations and local businesses provided games and giveaways. Among activities for family fun were a bounce house, dunk tank, sand art, airbrush tattoos, interactive car racing, photo booth, pony and horse-drawn carriage rides, as well as food and dessert trucks.
Live musical entertainment began with patriotic songs performed by the Westborough Community Band conducted by Matthew Lefebvre. The Reminisants with lead singer Mike Royal of Marlborough returned to the event with a repertoire of classic rock tunes. Also making an encore appearance was magician Fran Flynn, creating balloon animals and performing a show sponsored by Westboro Tennis & Swim Club.
The four-hour holiday kickoff was organized by the Westborough July 4th Planning Committee including Westborough Recreation Department representatives and Westborough Civic Club members.