By MAUREEN DOHERTY
NORTH READING — Town Day, a celebration of “All things North Reading” organized annually by the Reading-North Reading Chamber of Commerce, returns this Sunday, September 18 to Ipswich River Park, 15 Central St.
This family-friendly event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature continuous shuttles between nearby North Reading High School – where there is plenty of parking – and Ipswich River Park.
Town Day includes two free headline shows plus four performances featuring students who attend three local dancing schools and one local martial arts studio.
NOTEorious, the internationally award-winning a cappella group from North Reading High School, opens the day’s performances at 11:30 a.m.
This a cappella show will be followed by headliner Annie Brobst. The country singer and her band, who won Country Act of the Year, Song of the Year and Overall Act of the Year at the 2021 New England Music Awards for her 2021 hit album “When We Holler,” will perform a two-hour set of original music and cover tunes from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
The day’s nonstop entertainment lineup is as follows:
- 11:30 AM: NOTEorious
- 12:30 – 2:30 PM: Annie Brobst
- 12:30 PM: The Dancing School
- 1:00 PM: Cervizzi’s Martial Arts
- 1:30 PM: North Reading School of Ballet
- 2:00 PM: East Coast Dance
Fans are welcome to bring their own lawn chairs to enjoy the shows in comfort.
Food vendors, most of whom will accept cash, include:
- The Horseshoe Grille
- Pizza Goddess
- Noonan Concession
- Kona Ice
- Coffee and Cocoa provided by Walmart
OUTDOOR FUN ACTIVITIES
The free outdoor fun continues with lots of inflatables and carnival games for all ages enjoy as well as pony rides, speed pitch and more due to the generosity of local business sponsors.
“We want to especially thank our signature sponsor, The Savings Bank. They are super generous and we appreciate really the support,” said RNR Chamber Executive Director Lisa Egan.
A total of 65 vendors are slated to participate in Town Day so be sure to visit their booths, view the services and products that they have to offer and check out their Town Day give-aways, family-friendly activities and games.
Egan noted that these vendors pre-registered to participate in Town Day but occasionally; a vendor may need to cancel at the last minute. For updates visit readingnreadingchamber.org.
Town Day vendors include the following: Academy of Traditional Karate, Alpha Omega Music Studios, Austin Preparatory School, Awaken Aesthetics by April, Balloon Pop, Bark n’ Roll Canine Care, Berkshire Hathaway, Big Rich’s Hot Sauce, Broadway Health, Broco Energy, Cervizzi’s Martial Arts Academy, Chamber of Commerce, Classified Realty Group, CodeWiz and Cub Scout Pack 731.
And, Dent Craft, DMD STITCHES, Dustbusters, East Coast Dance Center, Eliot Community Human Services, Embodied Med Spa, Empire Home Improvement, Farrelly Realty Group, Fascinating Pearls, Fitzgerald Physical Therapy, Graceful Glitz and Great Boston Stage Company.
As well as Healthy Kids Running, Horseshoe Grille, International Family Church, Kona-ice 4 U, LLC, Kumon Math and Reading Center of Reading, LBP Insurance, Little Treasures Schoolhouse, Mary Kay, Mathnasium of Reading, Milicent Earrings, New England School of Performance, and Noonan Concessions.
And, North Reading Commission on Disabilities, North Reading Family Dentistry, North Reading Middle School Parent Association, North Reading Moose Lodge, North Reading School of Ballet, North Reading SEPAC, North Reading Veterinary Clinic, Northeast Novelty, Obsidian Esthetics, PDA Dental Group, Pizza Goddess and Plymouth Rock.
Also, Reading Cooperative Bank, Reading Municipal Light Department, Reading Orthodontics, Royal Air Systems, Inc., Salon 77, State Rep. Brad Jones, Sweepnman Chimney Sweeps, Tangled Ropes – Handmade Baskets, The Dancing School, The Savings Bank, William Raveis Real Estate, Winter Hill Bank and YMCA – Burbank.
“We can’t wait to celebrate all things North Reading at Town Day,” Egan said.