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Mayor Barsa's Letter 9/24/2020

September 24, 2020

Dear Residents,

Our total number of active cases remains at 5. This is a great testament to the residents of Norwood. By doing the right thing we are not only helping ourselves, but our loved ones, friends and neighbors as well.

Norwood Day is finally here! This Saturday, September 26th, we will be holding the kick off to our Healthy Norwood Initiative. Just added to the lineup of healthy, fun, COVID friendly activities is a free throw competition sponsored by Norwood Basketball. The competition will be from 2:00pm-3:30pm and broken up into different age groups. The kindergarten to second grade age group will shoot hoops between 2:00pm-2:25pm. After that the third grade to fifth grade will go from 2:30pm-2:55pm. Last up will be sixth grade to eighth grade and they will be on the court from 3:00pm to 3:30pm. In the midst of this, basketball will also be running skills drills. If your child would like to participate please have them bring their own ball.

Bring your appetite when you come. As always, the fire department will be handing out hot dogs. Each hot dog will be individually wrapped and placed on the table for easy contactless pick up. We will also have Gerry’s and Ragazzi’s here with beverages, an ice cream man, and three different food trucks. There will be something delicious for everyone to enjoy. Please note, eating will only be allowed in the designated tented areas.

Please remember to preregister at www.eventbrite.com or secure your tickets by using the link below, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/norwood-day-2020-tickets-119098301225. We will be taking every necessary precaution to protect our guests. Social distancing will be strictly enforced, hand sanitizers will be available throughout Kennedy Field, there will be attendants on hand to sanitize the bathrooms after each use and mask are required at all times.

Lastly, I would like to invite everyone to join us at 1:00pm for the dedication of the August “Gus” D’Ercole basketball courts. Gus was a great Mayor and an even better man. He truly cared about Norwood and doing what was right for the residents. It gives me great pleasure to be able to honor him at the dedication ceremony.


James P. Barsa