Natick Days fell victim to the pandemic last year and came close to being scrapped this fall, too. But the annual celebration of all things Natick, particularly community organizations, drew a huge crowd downtown for an afternoon of games, eating, education, and camaraderie.
It was hard to walk more than a few feet without running into someone you knew. And for us, it was a great chance to meet town officials in person we’ve met only through email over the past year-plus.
For the kids, it was good to be touching trucks again. Pass the Purell please…
Natick sports and school groups were well represented. Wish we’d stuck around to see the cheerleaders Flip for Tips, though.
Natick Days simulated marathon day crowd conditions for runners in training.
We looked around for Pat Sajak and Vanna White without luck, but spinning and other games abounded. Plinko was all the rage.
Good causes got a chance to spread their word.
We’re hoping this crew connected with Friends of Natick Trails and the Natick Sustainability Committee, both big tree supporters.
FIDO helped spread the word to keep pets at home. Who’ll ever forget the year the cats ruined everything?
The Pope gave the whole thing his blessing.