Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Fall Foliage Family Day at Heritage Park this Sunday

From: Rod Bunt <>

Coming up on Sunday, September 25th, it's the annual Family Day Celebration at Western Gateway Heritage State Park in North Adams. The day includes a Children's road race at Joe Wolfe field, with registration beginning at 11:30. At nearby Heritage Park, from 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM, children and families will enjoy games, giveaways, information and entertainment. It will be a special time for the whole family, with free admission, fun, reasonably priced refreshments and entertainment for children of all ages. Community groups and exhibitors that have appeal for families and children will have displays set up in the grassy areas and cobblestone walkways of the park.

One of the big attractions of the day will be the Heritage park children's passenger train. This engine and four-car train is driven by "Conductor Bob" (Robert Lemaire) and can hold up to 14 small children at a time. Free rides will be given from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM. At approximately 2:00 PM, trophies will be presented to the winners of the road race. At 2:15, the Flying Garbanzos will perform. The Garbanzos specialize in high-energy contras, and have performed on WAMC public radio, the Clark Art Institute, as well as festivals and dances throughout Western Massachusetts, Eastern New York, Vermont and Connecticut.

Throughout the courtyard of the park, family-oriented organizations will have informational booths, or sponsor games and giveaways.

There will be hot dogs, soda, ice cream, smoothies, pizza and popcorn available for purchase throughout the afternoon. For more information, contact Dale Waterman at Heritage Park at 663-6312 or Rod Bunt in the Mayor's Office of Tourism, 6 West Main Street at 664-6180. The North Adams Office of Tourism, Western Gateway Heritage State Park, and the Northern Berkshire United Way sponsor all the day's events.


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