Westborough gets the party started with July 4th kickoff


By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer

Block party guests take a horse-drawn carriage ride.

Westborough – Residents and visitors of all ages got a head start celebrating summertime’s holiday June 28 by attending the annual Westborough July 4th Block Party at the Bay State Green.

A number of community organizations and local businesses provided games and giveaways. Among the family-friendly activities were a bounce house, dunk tank, sand art, face painting, airbrush tattoos, photo booth, pony and horse-drawn carriage rides. Appetites were satisfied by food and dessert trucks.

Live musical entertainment began with patriotic songs performed by the Westborough Community Band conducted by Matthew Lefebvre. Choir vocalists of St. Luke the Evangelist Parish sang the national anthem. The Reminisants with lead singer Mike Royal of Marlborough returned to the party with a repertoire of classic rock tunes.

The four-hour holiday kickoff was organized by the Westborough July 4th Planning Committee consisting of Westborough Recreation representatives and Westborough Civic Club members.

photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Jay Kozaczka, 4, sports souvenir star-shaped sunglasses while waving an American flag at the Westborough July 4th Block Party.
Selectmen Vice Chair and Rotarian Shelby Marshall distributes American flags to block party guests on behalf of the Rotary Club of Westborough.
Singing the national anthem are (l to r) Mary Whamond-Fortier, Patricia Romer and Sarah Connors, choir vocalists of St. Luke the Evangelist Parish.
Kayden Balliett, 4, rides a pony around Bay State Green.
Westborough Community Band musicians play patriotic songs.