Maynard Fest 2010

A perfect autumn day drew thousands of people to downtown Maynard on Saturday, October 2nd for Maynard Fest, the biggest town event of the year.  Organized by the Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce, Maynard Fest is a celebration of “Community, Commerce and Culture” and everyone had a blast.

The Maynard Community Chest was on hand at the event in their trademark bright-orange shirts to provide information about what it does and the 17 organizations it supports.  In addition to all its community efforts, the Maynard Community Chest raised over $135 at Maynard Fest!

The Chest would like to thank Art & Soul for sharing promotional space in front of its store and for donating the proceeds from the sale of hand-knit finger puppets to the cause.  Thanks also go to The Paper Store for lending a helium tank to blow up the many balloons that the kids enjoyed.  The Community Chest’s new signs advertising its mission are courtesy of Patricia Sands at Sir Speedy Printing, Waltham.  Many thanks to all the folks who stopped by the Maynard Community Chest tent to say hello and learn about the upcoming Annual Campaign.  If you want to be like your neighbors and have a popular red and white “Support Community Chest” sign on your lawn contact Patty Crossland at