By Liz Nolan, Contributing Writer
Local restaurants have been impacted by the pandemic. As organizers conclude this push, they say this all is a fun way to encourage residents to show their support to the town’s 35 eateries. There is no cost to the restaurants.
Northborough residents can join the push by dining-in or taking-out from any Northborough restaurant. Participants must submit their receipts or proof of purchase to be entered into the contest.
Each receipt is an entry into that contest, which will end when organizers choose three winners at random to receive a $100 gift card to a local restaurant of their choice.
Receipts can be submitted to the Community Affairs Committee in person or through the mail at 6 Mohican Ave or 117 Indian Meadow Drive. Diners can also join via an online Google form or through a social media photo of food, with proof of purchase. Social media submitters must tag the Northborough Community Affairs Committee, #munchiemadness, or #NoboEats.
As submissions roll in, Committee Chair Suzy Cieslica says participation is growing.
“It’s a reminder that these restaurants are open and we can’t forget about them,” she recently told the Community Advocate. “They are what makes Northborough special. It’s rewarding to help bring attention to them and help them out as much as we can.”
Elaborating, Cieslica says restaurant owners’ responses have been rewarding.
“They are so grateful,” she noted. “Some owners were emotional and tearing up. We feel good about the work we are putting into this event.”
The Community Affairs Committee consists of nine members appointed to three-year terms by the Board of Selectmen. The group also plans community events such as Northborough’s summer concerts, holiday tree lighting, Jack-O-Lantern Stroll, and its holiday decorating contest. The Committee also organizes the annual Louise Houle town cleanup, which is scheduled for the weekend of April 23-25.
Click here to read about Yoong Tong Thai, a participating restaurant.