Thank You for Making the Founder's Day Picnic a Success

Letter to the editor from Sheri Cohen.

The Norton Founder’s Day Committee would like to thank the entire community for coming out and supporting our First Annual .  The day was a huge success despite the terrible weather forecasts all day!

First and foremost, we have to thank our local businesses, sponsors, and vendors because without them this day would never have happened.  We hope you are able to support the list of businesses that helped make the picnic a success, whether they were at the picnic or helped behind-the-scenes:

GOLD SPONSORS:   and Roche Bros.


BRONZE SPONSORS:  Bramwell Realty, Strojny Glass Company, , J Masse Sign Company, , G. Horne Pumping, Sign Design,

DONATIONS AND VENDORS: Norton Police Association, The Friends of the , Bradley’s Canine Education, , Travlin Bug’z Inc., , Steve and June Sand Art, , State Representative Jay Barrows, Norton Police Superior Officers Association, Fogerty’s Towing, , , HR Knowledge, , , Cheer Factor All-Stars, , , , New England Novelty, Kassatly Children’s Toys, Bill and David Frank Novelties,  Showcase Dance Productions, Girl Scout Troop 80492, Girl Scout Troop 1018, Brownie Troops 80443 and 80046, Norton Patch, Colby Farm, Macaroni Kid, Drama Kids, , Company D 20th MA Civil War Unit, Norton Community Theater, Waste-Tech Disposal Service, for the tables, Table Talk Pies, Tractor Supply, , Bass Pro Shops, , Mansfield Rotary Club and the men of .

Our food vendors:

, , , , and Attleboro Del’s Ice Cream.

Vocal artists:

The Norton Singers and

Our local bands:

Sage, Double Take and Split Infinity

Stage Structure:  Rens Hayes from Rens Welding and Metal Fabrication

Sound Engineering:  Mick Forget from Forget Sound

Stage Equipment:  Bob Kimball

DJ:  – Steve Bishop and Rich Webster

Behind-the-scenes supporters:

; Robin Clapp of ; Kara Griffin from the ; , Denise Briody for our social media updates; Dean Zwicker for coordinating all the antique cars and the .

We would also like to thank the , , EMA and Highway Departments for making sure the event ran as safely as possible.  Others we need to thank are the Bob Kimball, Selectman, for providing the popcorn machine and all the fixings that went along with that; Mike Yunits, Town Manager; Dr. Ansay, Laura Carew, and Chrissy Miller from  the ; Gary Cameron for the use of the VFW and also our golf cart operator;  Norton Board of Selectmen; our State Representatives Jay Barrows and Steve Howitt; the Committee to Elect David Steinhof and all of the countless volunteers who spent many hours organizing the picnic.

We also need to say thank you to Ocean State Pyrotechnics for providing us with an outstanding firework display for the 2nd year in a row!

We feel so lucky to be a part of such a wonderful community!  We look forward to seeing you again next year at our 2nd Annual Founder’s Day Picnic & Fireworks!  Stay up-to-date on the plans for next year’s event by checking www.nortonfoundersday.org and our Facebook page.


The Norton Founder’s Day Committee


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