In what has become a delightful local tradition, the Brunswick Rotary Club offers a morning of old-fashioned family fun on the town mall each July 4th.
The celebration invites children of all ages and their parents and adult companions to participate in a series of competitive events, for which medals and honorable mention ribbons are awarded. Refreshments, balloons, and other celebratory trappings round out the celebration.
The 2019 games were once again emceed by Curt Dale Clark, who also served as judge for the races. Divided into four age-levels ranging from toddler to adult, contestants participated in sack races, balloon races, orange relays, wheelbarrow races, blueberry pie and watermelon eating competitions. Organized by Rotarian Jerry Lamarre and staffed by the entire club roster, the games, which ran from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m, drew some sixty people.
The July 4 Games on the Mall is one of a number of free community events which the Brunswick Rotary Club sponsors for children and families each year as part of the organization’s commitment to “service above self.” Rotary is an international organization whose mission is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.
This article was printed in THE CRYER and written by club member Carla Maris Verdino-Süllwold