Hampton Community Day and More Annual Fun to Come

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Megan Kang, Writer

In the midst of the pandemic, July 4th celebration took a backseat across the nation. The annual Hampton Community Day was put on hold for a few months, but came back earlier this month to everyone’s delight. September 4th was a hot, sunny day that was perfect for having a great time outside. Organizations from all over the township came to the community center to showcase their causes.

The booths at community day are always varied with fun things to do, freshly made food, and important information. Girl Scouts, athletic teams, local office candidates, and many small businesses set up shop to entertain the large crowd.

HAEE was present for the festivities with a booth and offered token games and a spin-the-wheel prize to promote their upcoming event: the 29th annual HAEE 5K Run/Walk. The race is $30 a person and is the main fundraiser for the nonprofit. It will take place at Hartwood Acres on October 9th. Along with the exercise, there will also be basket raffles and other activities for kids.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julia Fritsch, Vice President of the HAEE Board of Trustees, said the alliance was trying to “make people aware of the race and garner support for it. Everything HAEE does is for the Hampton community.”

Recently, the organization donated a learning pavilion to the middle school. The Alliance continually gives generous grants to enrich learning at Hampton schools, which is why fundraising through the 5k is so important. They are hopeful for a great turnout when the day comes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also featured at the community day were multiple music performances, such as America and No Bad JuJu, free health services, and the beloved fireworks show.