WCA deciding what its next steps will be without Peach Festival
Date: 5/3/2010May 3, 2010
By Courtney Llewellyn
Reminder Assistant Editor
WILBRAHAM - With the Peach Festival not taking place this August, the Wilbraham Community Association (WCA) is looking for other ways to remain active in town and raise funds for grants and scholarships.
The group met last Wednesday at the the Wilbraham Public Library to discuss the possibility of future events.
WCA member Jack Luttrell had suggested creating a Peach Parade and Picnic that would take place at Fountain Park, a one-day event, but other members of the board felt this would be too much like a mini Peach Festival, which is something they did not wish to organize.
"An August event is wanted, but I want it to be as simplistic as possible," board member Chuck Higgins stated. The WCA is looking to host something this autumn as well.
Cate Duquette, a board member, noted that the WCA could support the Knights of Columbus Peach Road Race on Aug. 22 by continuing the tradition of the peach pancake breakfast at Soule Road School.
Higgins suggested possibly putting together a costume parade that would coincide with the Fall Festival - "something for the younger kids and families in town," Higgins said.
The question of hosting a tag and craft sale on Aug. 21 - the same Saturday of the weekend the Peach Festival would have taken place - was raised as well.
No decisions were made at the meeting but a dialogue between members will continue until their next meeting in July.
"We want the town to know we're still an operating thing," board member Jen Nowak stated.