Roxbury showcases fireworks and community party Sept. 5
Roxbury —To honor the 10th anniversary of Roxbury’s Turn of the Century Days, local organizations and supporters have mustered generous contributions to fund a community-wide party in Roxbury on Saturday evening, Sept. 5. A fireworks display at dusk will cap an evening of fun, with an open music jam by the Masters of MoMo and barbecue and refreshments offered by the Cha Cha Hut.
The special event will recognize and celebrate a full decade of hard work and creativity by volunteers and the community spirit that has made Turn of the Century Days one of the region’s most popular heritage tourism events since 1999.
The evening’s party will follow a full day of traditional Turn of the Century Days fun: vintage baseball games in Kirkside Park, crafts and vendors, horse-drawn carriage rides, children’s games and activities with authentic foodways and a beer garden in Kirkside Park during the day. As the last vintage baseball game of the afternoon winds down, the party will step into gear by 6 p.m. The Masters of MoMo invite local musicians to bring their own “ax” or horn and join in an “eclectic” jam session.
Cha Cha Hut barbeque will be offered by Frank and Cherie Davis, featuring their pulled pork, pulled chicken and porken sandwiches, with the Cha Cha Hut’s own homemade “special recipe” barbecue sauces. A $10 meal deal will include two sandwiches, chips and soda. People can also bring a picnic of their own. Picnic tables will be provided in the park, but you can also bring a lawn chair or blanket to stretch out and enjoy the fireworks.
The fireworks (by Empire State Fireworks) and celebration are sponsored by the MARK Project, with funding by Roxbury Town Supervisor Tom Hynes, Mike and Lorraine Reuter, Coldwell Banker/Timberland Properties, Mike Mathis, The Roxbury Motel, MTC, Lamont Engineers, Beaverdam Builders, Paul Milano and Bryan Stoels, and Public Restaurant & Lounge.
Turn of the Century Days activities will continue on Sunday, Sept. 6. Info: www.roxburyny.com or call 607 326-3722.