West Falmouth Day
Save the Date!
Photo courtesy of Milt Williamson
West Falmouth Day 2013
A family event at West Falmouth Swift Playground
Sunday, October 13 (rain date October 14)
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
View the Poster (designed by
Elsa Heidorn Partan)
10:00 a.m. Grand Opening of West Falmouth Swift Playground. Come see the playhouse, Omni Spinner, bench, and climbing rock!
10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Field games, pony rides, tennis, face painting, stories by Miss Amy, raffle, local vendors, and Pine Street Pickers. Bring a carved pumpkin from Bourne Farm for most creative contest.
11:30 a.m. Buy hamburgers, hot dogs, and dessert to benefit the playground until we run out. Bring your own blanket and chairs. Picnics from home welcome, too.
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. “Then and Now” Photo exhibit and Fall Harvest of Books sale at West Falmouth Library.
West Falmouth Day 2012
October 7, 2012
Maury and Art Harlow-Hawkes (Village Café-Eulinda’s) wistfully recalled the old-fashioned fair they enjoyed at West Falmouth Playground and Ballpark when they were children and on October 7th, the West Falmouth Village Association made it happen.
Jake Barry, after raising $15,000 through Together We Can, kicked off the event with a ribbon-cutting for a new slide, swings, and handicapped-accessible picnic table.
Around 150 families enjoyed field games, face-painting, nail art, Kevin Pease Tennis, Pine Street Pickers, Fieldcrest pony rides and displays from Casablanca Florist, Compassionate ALS, Downs Art Gallery, Image Makers, Sotheby’s, Stone Store, Uptown Dog, West Falmouth Boat Club, Meridith Howard Framing and Art, West Falmouth Veterinary and Westwind Condos.
Hamburgers and Hotdogs donated by West Falmouth Market were served up by the Densmore family. Amy Sellers of Mother Goose on the Loose hosted story time at West Falmouth Library which also offered an historic photo display by Milt Williamson and Peter Partridge.
It was, as Jay Zavala put it, “a genuine pleasure watching the kids scamper about while parents and village elders enjoyed their time together.”
Here are some photos (courtesy of Raine Gilbert, Peter Partridge, and Milton Williamson)
from the 2012 West Falmouth Day
West Falmouth Day, a village-wide day-long celebration all along West Falmouth Highway (Route 28A) was held October 7th. View Poster
It began with a family friendly 3-mile walk on the Shining Sea Bike Path at 9:30am which benefited and ended at the Playground at 11:00 am.
The formal opening for Phase I of the new Playground was at 11:00 am, followed by a barbeque with childrens’ games, face-painting, tennis lessons and a display of several classic cars as well as exhibitions at West Falmouth Library and West Falmouth Market.
9:30 Family Fun Walk/Run on Shining Sea Bike Path. Begin at Old Dock Rd. End at West Falmouth Swift Playground & Park. Donations benefit the playground.
11:00 Grand Opening of Phase 1 of the new West Falmouth Swift Playground
11:30 - 1: 30 Buy hamburgers, hot dogs, and ice cream to benefit the playground until we run out. Bring your own blanket and chairs. Picnics from home welcome too.
11:30 - 3:00 Field games, pony rides, face painting, beading, raffle, tennis lessons, classic cars, music from Pine Street Pickers, and local vendors at the playground. Bring your carved pumpkin from Bourne Farm for a vote on most creative.
11:00 - 3:00 West Falmouth Market Oktoberfest: food sampling and beer tasting
2:30 - 4:00 Open house and special exhibit at West Falmouth Library
3:00 Story Time with Miss Amy at West Falmouth Library
4:00 - 6:00 Bring funny old clothes for scarecrow building at West Falmouth Market