It was a chilly morning on Saturday, April 28, but that did not stop hundreds of children, coaches and families from walking down Main Street in the traditional parade. This year, the highlight of the parade was being led by Senator Scott Brown. I am fortunate enough to have a daughter in one of the youngest softball teams, so these adorable girls were chosen to walk right behind the senator. Residents lined Main Street hoping to get a glimpse of the Senator and take his picture. He was more than happy to get in pictures with everyone who asked.
The President of NBSA, Jim Forbush, gave a terrific speech about the program, presented Senior Scholarship Awards to Dani Edmands and Tim Benson and thanked the board for all their hard work and efforts behind the scenes. Sen. Brown addressed the crowd and warned us to watch out when he threw the first pitch. He could not guarantee our safety!
The first softball and baseball ceremonial pitches were successful. No injuries to report. At the end of the ceremony, Sen. Brown was presented with a personalized Northborough baseball jersey to thank him for his participation.
The wind was a bit too strong for the RE/MAX Balloon to fly, but hopefully Judy Boyle will bring it back next year.
The boys and girls participated in mini games and home run derbys. Winners from each team came back at night for the final show down.
The merchandise stand, barbecue, snack shack, sand art station, face painting table, helmet painter and equipment swap were busy all day.
I think it is safe to say that all who attended enjoyed the day. The excitement amongst the crowd was contagious. Thank you to NBSA for putting on a great event for the community.