Windham’s Annual Town Day – Fun for All Ages

July 10, 2015

 

by Doug Robinson

Flags, families, folding chairs, and most of all, fun, filled the fields of Griffin Park during their recently held Windham Annual Town Day.

“This event has been ongoing for decades” commented Windham’s Recreation Director, Cheryl Haas.  “Every year we are so thankful for all the volunteers who assist in the creation of this wonderful event.”

Bikes, wagons, and strollers lined the inner baseball field as the annual “bike paraded” has become a tradition.  Decorated with flags, pinwheels, balloons, and streamers, the parade is a prelude to the family fun-filled activities which were about to follow.

Children and adults alike were entertained by Master of Ceremonies, Mike Sorter.  “I have been doing this event for over 30 years, and every year I continue to have as much fun as the year before.  The kids are great and we have a lot of fun.”

This year the event planners estimated that nearly 400 hamburgers and 400 hot dogs would be served, with all the trimmings to the public in attendance.  Along with soda, juice, water, chips, a hearty meal was served, at no charge to all in attendance.

Entertainment was provided by the Windham Community Band.  The “Star Spangled Banner,” “On Parade March,” “Hail to the Spirit of Liberty,” and the “Armed Forces Salute,” list only a few of the orchestrated pieces professionally played by these talented musicians.

“I also want to thank the Granite United Church and Crossing Life Church for all of their help” stated Haas.