Pam Gery: Along with around 100 kids each week participating in Kidz Kamp, Little Folks Camp for preschoolers starting shortly, fitness classes and bus trips this summer, we have potatoes and corn on the brain.
We are headed toward another great Potato and Corn Festival this year, but as always it takes the work of many volunteers to make it happen and we need you! From set-up on Wednesday to closing up shop on Sunday evening we have many opportunities for you to participate in North Branford's biggest community building event. Give us a call for more information 203-315-6017. There are a couple of new features at the POCO (as the kids are calling it) Fest this year. Once the 5k is over, Sunday has always been more quiet than the other days ...but not this year ! Come early for the NEW Motorcycle Show, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and stay late to hear All Summer Long, a rocking Beach Boys Tribute Band from 4 to 6 p.m.
North Branford Patch: What's something residents should know?
Pam Gery: A few things people should know about the Potato & Corn Festival this year:
- We have added Thursday to the schedule!
- Northeast Midways is a new Amusement Company this year and offers wristbands all weekend! $20 all you can ride Thursday and Sunday; $25 Friday and Saturday.
- FREE SHUTTLES will be available only on Fridays & Saturdays this year: Friday, 3:30-11:00p and Saturday 11:00a-10:00p at North Branford Intermediate School and the Stanley T. Williams Building (Soon to be the new Community Center).
- FREE PARKING will be offerered on Sunday, Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on site at the festival. All other days and times, $5 general and limited handicapped parking and $10 premier parking is available onsite.
Pam Gery: Connecticut's shoreline has some spectacular places to go for a dip.Head east over to Hammonasset and Rocky Neck State Parks or head west to Silver Sands State Park for some cooling off in Long Island Sound.