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Founders Day 2013 Picnic Plans Underway in Norton

Norton Selectmen discuss the current plan for the 2013 Founders Day Celebration.

The Norton Board of Selectmen talked with William Lippincott on Thursday concerning the current stage of the 2013 Norton Founders Day Picnic.

Lippincott said they will be meeting at the VFW on Feb 11 at 7 p.m. to discuss planning strategies.

“There’s a core of us that are going to go forward,” he said. “If anyone in the community wants to be involved just come on down on Monday.”

Lippincott said that the event will be similar to last year’s celebration in terms of format. He said there is one aspect of the event that will not be returning this year.

“I will not be in the dunk tank again,” he said.

He added that the most popular event from last year, the blueberry pie eating contest, will also be returning. The event is currently planned to start at five and go until dusk, when fireworks will be lit.

“We had a great turnout last year,” Lippincott said.  “We had really great support from the business community in funding.”

This time around, Lippincott said the organization wants to have more live music in the afternoon. He also said any resident who wants to may get involved in planning the event for this year.

“We really would love to get a lot more people involved,” he said.

Selectman Mary Steele said she felt really grateful for the event and said Lippincott and his group do an amazing job.

“It’s just a great way to bring the community together,” she said. “I don’t know if everybody realizes the work going into it but I just wanted to say thank you.”

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