The Friends of Natick Trails and the Town of Natick are looking for volunteers to help put on a second successful Cochituate Rail Trail on New Year’s Eve event on Saturday, Dec. 31, 4-8pm.
This family-friendly, free stroll on the CRT is an opportunity to meet and greet neighbors, and enjoy this wonderful community asset.
Volunteer to host a fire pit
Cochituate Rail Trail on New Years Eve 2022 will include 21 fire pit locations from about mile 1.2 to mile 2.2 (between Bacon Street and Chrysler Road), and host volunteers are needed.
What’s involved? About every hundred feet, local organizations or groups will set up at a fire pit to socialize, provide entertainment, and talk about their organization or neighborhood, or anything at all. Last year’s hosts included AMVETS Post 79, Natick Runners, and Friends of Natick Trails. Fire pit hosts generally serve hot cider, hot chocolate, s’mores or other treats, and serve as community ambassadors to celebrate the New Year at this family-friendly, alcohol- and drug-free event.
Hosts are encouraged to sign up by Friday, Dec. 9. Or volunteer in other ways. Lots of help is needed to pull off this great celebration.
Cochituate Rail Trail on New Year’s Eve, 2021
We joined the crowd of over 1,000 along the trail last year, and the event far exceeded our expectations. We ran into friends, chatted with community groups, and enjoyed the friendly vibes of the evening. It was a great way to close out 2021. After the event ended at 8pm, we were even inspired to make it all the way to midnight at other venues.
If you’d like to help support Cochituate Rail Trail on New Year’s Eve with a donation, please visit. friendsofnaticktrails.org/donate.