From food trucks to soccer, there’s a lot going on in and around Leominster over the next few days.
Things kick off at 7 p.m. Thursday night when the Leominster High School football team kicks off the 2022 season at Crocker Field in Fitchburg with the first of two meetings against rivals Fitchburg High.
According to Worcester Telegram & Gazette high school football historian Bill Ballou, both the LHS Blue Devils and FHS Red Raiders could reach milestones this season. Fitchburg hopes to avoid the 500th loss in school history, but Leominster is eight games away from winning the 800th in the program’s history.
Food truck and family bazaar
Friday nights include the Leominster Food Truck Festival from 5-9pm in the downtown area and the annual Family Bazaar at Our Lady of the Lake Church on Route 13 in North Leominster There are two events on the first night of the , from 5:00 to 10:00.
The Food Truck Festival features products from Birds Nest Italian Street Food Manicotti and Panini Trailers, Mike and Ant’s Ice Cream, Moe’s Sweet Eats, Pops Sweet-Harts, Potato Potato, S’aMoreRay’s & Sons, Simmy’s Polish Express and Thee Taco Dude. included. , Trolley Dogs, Twisted Pickles, Uncle Joey’s Cannoli, Wacky Candy Shack, Whoopi Wagon and more. Live music is provided by Runaway Dogs and Sterling Street Brewery offers a beer garden.
In case of rain, the Food Truck Festival will be held on Friday, September 16th from 5-9pm.
Dating back to 1975, Our Lady of the Lake Church Family Bazaar includes affordable games, prizes, shopping and dining.
- We offer a variety of reasonably priced dishes such as international dishes (which in the past have included French soups, egg rolls and empanadas), fried buns, burgers, sausages and grilled chicken salads, just to name a few. I’m here.
- Homemade baked goods such as apple pie and blueberry pie.
- Prizes from potluck tables and basket raffles.
- Family games such as Basketball, Canada Dry, Plinco, Rollerball, Dunk Tank, Striker, Inflatable Obstacle Course, “Kids Alley”, Darts, Hershey Dime Toss, Hoop Toss, “Detonator”.
- Take your chances with the lottery tree and multiple money raffles.
- Beer and wine tents and gambling games for adults such as blackjack, poker and Chuck-a-Luck games.
- Shop at the White Elephant Table, Country Store, Book and Plant Section, Children’s and Christmas Table, and Jewelry Table.
The Family Bazaar will run from noon to 10pm on Saturday, September 10th.
PKD recognition and donor drive
Also on Saturday, Conrad’s Drive-In Seafood on Route 2A in Lunenburg will host a PKD Awareness and Donor Drive from 1pm to 5pm.
The event is organized by Leominster’s Lainey Barry, who is looking for a kidney because he has Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) and his kidneys have fallen to 11% of their normal functional capacity.
This drive raises awareness of PKD, a genetic disease that causes cysts in the kidney. Cysts can increase the size of the kidneys and prevent them from filtering waste products from the blood, according to the Cleveland Clinic. PKD can cause kidney failure, high blood pressure, and cerebrovascular and cardiovascular problems. Approximately 500,000 people in the United States have PKD.
In addition to information on how to become a PKD and kidney donor, Saturday’s program includes a chicken barbecue dinner, an online raffle ($2 or $7 for $10 each chance), The Bounce House, by Ron Robuccio and Hannah Robuccio. Includes music. Conrad also offers a regular menu for those who wish to order from the regular menu.
Each person who participates in or orders a meal all day enters the raffle for free. A full size cornhole set, Lunenberg’s New Outlook Spa gift bag, fall decorations, glasses and a gift basket with a $50 gift. Card to Il Forno in Lunenburg.
To sign up to become a future kidney donor, please call 978-514-2538 or email [email protected] More information about Barry’s Kidney Donor campaign is available at laineyneedsakidney.com or through the “Lainey Needs a Kidney” group on Facebook.