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Reading Friends and Family Day 2012
The Reading Lions Club’s 9th Annual Reading Friends and Family Day 2012 is Reading's start of summer community fair! You can look forward to a fun-filled day of activities, food, give-aways, entertainment and information for all ages. Plus Fireworks!
Reading Friends and Family Day Booths and Entertainment open 11:00 A.M. through 3:00 P.M. Check out the booth area for Big Daddy’s Remote Control Race Cars, Laser Tag, Boy Scout rope bridge, train and pony rides, jumpy house, tours of town vehicles, dance and karate demonstrations. Ongoing activities include: a dunk tank, kids building activity, face painting, summer reading sign up, arts and crafts and more. When you need a break from all the excitement, grab a snack and head over to the Entertainment Stage. In addition to all the fun activities this is a chance to find out what is going on in your town! Representatives from many organizations and town departments will be on hand to share information about town happenings.
This year’s activities begin at 9:30 (8:30 regis.) with the FORR Kids Fun Run and finish with a bang! The Friends of Reading Recreation and the Reading Recreation Department worked together to sponsor the fourth annual fireworks performance! From 7:00 – 9:00 there will be live entertainment with Alan and the Alligators and then the fireworks!
More About Birch Meadow Athletic Complex
The crown jewel of Reading's parks, the athletic complex features Reading Memorial High School Stadium, Morton Field, Castine Field, the Reading Community Tennis Courts at Birch Meadow and fields for softball, youth baseball, youth softball, a lighted basketball court, the Imagination Station Playground and the Grant Memorial Pool.
RMHS Stadium offers plenty of seats for watching Reading Memorial High School football, soccer and track. Recreation runners can use the track, but are asked to not use lanes 1 and 2, and instead stay on lanes 3 through 8. Forbidden from the track are bicycles, cleated shoes, rollerblades, heelies, carriages and animals. The stadium also includes handicapped-accessible bathrooms in the same building as the Lions Den concession stand.
Nearby, lacrosse fans can take advantage of limited metal stands.
Beyond the nearby softball fields is Morton Field, which is the home of the RMHS baseball team. The grass field includes limited metal benches for spectators and nearby batting cages. It's best to park along the tennis courts on Bancroft Avenue for Morton Field.
The nearby tennis courts offer recreation on six courts, and a wall that allows tennis players to practice their game. Each of the courts is separated by a fence, so players don't have to worry about the embarrassment that comes with a poor shot that bounces onto an adjacent court.
Next to the courts on Bancroft Avenue is the playground, which features slides, swings and play apparatus for children.