MEDIA RELEASE: June 10, 2016, Southbury, CT
Food Vendor Applications for Food, Music, Fireworks Program
“Southbury Celebration 2016 is set to ‘go’ for Saturday, September 10th with local musical talent, food, fireworks and plenty of community spirit,” enthusiastically announced co-chair Brian M. Jones. The 18th annual community event will be from 5 to 8:30 p.m. and is free and open to the entire community.
The program is co-sponsored by the Town of Southbury and the Southbury Training School and will be hosted at beautiful Lake Stibbs at the Southbury Training School on Route 172. The fireworks will be launched at approximately 7:45 p.m.
The event offers the opportunity for local organizations to raise money for their respective groups as food vendors. Completed food vendor applications are accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis at the Southbury Parks and Recreation Department, 561 Main Street South in Southbury weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please call them at 203-262-0633 with questions. Interested organizations must complete an application and submit a $50 deposit for commercial vendors or a $25 deposit for non-profit organizations. Food vendors can sell only on-site consumable food items. Specific food items are reserved by food vendors as the applications are received to provide diverse food offerings to the public.
Community groups and organizations that would like to participate in the Southbury Celebration as a food vendor are encouraged to immediately complete and submit an application as only a limited number of spaces are available.
Food vendor applications will be available online at the Town of Southbury web site under Southbury Celebration Committee:
Submitting a food vendor application on or before the early bird deadline of Friday, July 15th will guarantee inclusion in all publicity. The final deadline to submit an application is Monday, August 1st.
The Food Court will open earlier this year at 5pm so people can purchase food as they are arriving. In prior years between 10 to 12 local organizations and commercial food vendors have participated and their menus have previously included: sausage and peppers, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, pizza, pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, red hots and chicken tenders. In addition, soups, cotton candy, popcorn, donuts, desserts, coffee, and various beverages may be available for purchase from the food vendors. The Food Court will serve until after the fireworks conclude.
The music and the friendly community interaction begins at 5:00 p.m. As in prior years, it is anticipated that fire, police and ambulance personnel and equipment will be on-site providing public safety information. Sunday, September 11th is the rain date with the same schedule of activities.
“The Southbury Celebration Committee really wants the community to “Save the Date” on their calendars and then plan to be part of this unique multi-generational community event,” exclaimed co-chair Brian Jones. The annual event draws over 5,000 people.
Southbury Celebration 2016 committee members are Carole Van Tassel (co-chair, Heritage Village resident and community volunteer), Steven Hinckley (Southbury Training School Liaison), Southbury First Selectman Jeff Manville, Louise Mansour (Southbury Parks & Recreation Specialist), Dustin Huguenin (Southbury Parks and Recreation Coordinator) and co-chair Brian M. Jones.
Brian M. Jones, co-chair
Southbury Celebration Committee