Second chance bonfire set in Greenfield Central Park

No one in the Greenfield-Rockford area will dispute the fact that a good, solid down pouring of the wet stuff was greatly needed, and even more appreciated. Recent rain conditions did, however, call for a postponement of a fun community event planned for the first Friday in October at Greenfield’s new Central Park.

But, no worries, the show will go on, now planned for Friday, Oct. 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Central Park (access on Town Hall Dr. near the intersection of County Rd. 50).

Join local firefighters in a tug-of-war competition, discover community gardening and healthy lifestyles, receive heirloom seeds, make crafts, enjoy food and treats and meet local business owners, city officials and public safety providers all while sipping hot chocolate by a big-blazin’ bonfire.

When it comes down to it, wouldn’t you rather attend an outdoor fall event sporting fleece rather than vinyl? Settle yourself in next to a heat-throwing amber glow instead of a sputtering mass of wet logs? And, although mud wrestling is not a sport without a fan base, Tug-of-War really requires a bit of traction.

This is, no doubt, what the organizers of this fun community event concluded, which affords everyone a second chance to attend.

Dress warm, bring chairs, and a camera, if you’re inclined. This is the City of Greenfield’s first “Fall Bonfire and Game Night” celebration, and history in the making. All area-wide residents are encouraged to take part in this free, all-age family fun event on Oct. 25. Come in costume for a prize.