Along with the cool temperatures and shorter days, a sure sign of fall is Bedford Day, which is this Saturday, September 20th. Created to celebrate the town's incorporation in 1729, the day is bursting with festivities of all sorts. There's the 20th annual Danny Oates 5K road race and fun run; a pancake breakfast at First Church; the parade and the fair, complete with a bicycle corral; the Friends of the Library's Fall Book Sale; and booths representing nearly every Bedford organization and local business.
One of my favorite parts of the day is the parade, when every kid in Bedford gets an opportunity to march and be a part of the celebration. The parade route passes right in front of my office at 90 Great Road -- be sure to stop by to say "hello," cheer your favorite marchers, and enjoy coffee and donuts!
When that's done, I'll head over to the fair to enjoy sampling the food and watch the kids take part in the games sponsored by the towns' civic groups and sports teams. After all, Bedford Day isn't complete unless you come home with a Bedford fish!
One project particularly close to my heart is the group working to save Fawn Lake -- be sure to stop by their booth, learn more about the efforts to clear the lake of muck and the aquatic plants that are slowly choking it and get your tickets for Fawnstock.
What's your favorite part of Bedford Day? See you there!