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Norwood Day to feature parade, entertainment, and food

The event is in its 11th year and usually attracts 10,000 to 15,000 people.

The event is in its 11th year and usually attracts 10,000 to 15,000 people.

“Taste of Norwood” menus are being prepared and the parade organized as the town gears up for its annual community celebration on Saturday.

The Norwood Day festivities will begin with fireworks Friday evening at the Coakley Middle School, compliments of the local TGI Fridays restaurant and the Galley Automotive Group.

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Jerry Miller, Recreation Department superintendent and chairman of the Norwood Day Committee, said there will be games from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, with the fireworks slated to go off around 8 p.m.

On Saturday, a small parade featuring Norwood High athletes on fall teams in their uniforms and the school’s marching band will start at the library at 9:30 a.m. and finish at the gazebo on the downtown common.

Miller said the event is in its 11th year and usually attracts 10,000 to 15,000 people.

“It’s like a big reunion,” he said, noting that former residents often make it a point to attend. “It’s a fun, fun, fun day.”

He said there will be about 180 booths, about “86 percent’’ of which represent Norwood businesses or organizations. There will be kiddie rides, a rock-climbing wall, video games, entertainment, and a trolley, which will take people to different places in town, such as the new high school. Miller said the “Taste of Norwood” food tent will feature samples from 12 restaurants, which donate their food for the day to give people a chance to try their fare.

Buttons costing $5 ($3 if purchased in advance) cover food tasting, games, and rides, and the event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, rain or shine, according to a Recreation Department posting on the town’s website, www.norwoodma.gov.

The event stretches from the Norwood Common through the uptown Washington Street area to Guild Square.

Jean Lang can be reached at jeanmcmillanlang@gmail.com.
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