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Selectmen Approve 5k Road Race and Weekly Farmer's Market

During Tuesday's meeting, board members made several decisions for upcoming events.

Tewksbury Todd Johnson discusses the Farmer's Market. (Matt Schooley Photo)
Tewksbury Todd Johnson discusses the Farmer's Market. (Matt Schooley Photo)
The Tewksbury Farmer's Market won't just be back this summer. It'll be back on a more regular basis.

During their Tuesday night meeting at the Pike House, the Tewksbury Board of Selectmen voted to approve another year of the Farmer's Market on Livingston Street.

This year, however, rather than every other week, the market was approved to run weekly on Saturdays. The market will take place from June 7 through September 27, running from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

"I’ve very much enjoyed the regularity of the farmer’s market being there," said selectman Doug Sears, who served his final meeting in a lengthy career on Tuesday. "This is really fresh produce and a fun social thing to do."

Many vendors have already expressed interest in participating in this year's market.

"I think it's fantastic," said chairman Scott Wilson. "The consistency of it being there every week will make it easier for people. They'll be able to know rather than guessing if it's going to be there that week."

Great Dog Rescue New England Race Approved

Board members also approved a 5k road race for this April during Tuesday night's meeting.

The event will take place on Sunday, April 27, at 10 a.m. and there were no objections from police or fire officials when they reviewed the details.

Conversation from selectmen did arise out of agenda item. Todd Johnson said that with an increased number of road races occurring in town, it may be worth setting a template for what future requests should look like.

Jim Wentworth mentioned that the Celebrations Committee also has a potential road race in the works for this fall. The event would be a zombie road race.

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