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ARLINGTON — Arlington-Sandgate-Sunderland Community Celebration Picnic and Fireworks at the Arlington Rec Park kicked off with a bang and other surprises this past Saturday.

This celebration acknowledged all community organizations that helped these small towns to navigate the pandemic. A legislative delegation presented a state resolution recognizing Keith and Donna Squires for their many years of service to Arlington.

The event was held for residents of the Arlington, Sandgate and Sunderland community. Sponsors of the event — Keelan Family Foundation, Mack Moulding, Wilcox Diary, and volunteers from numerous organizations in our community — covered the expenses, so it was free for residents.

State Sens. Dick Sears and Brian Campion, and state Reps. Kathleen James and Mary Morrissey attended.

Attendees enjoyed three food stations manned by the Arlington Soccer Club, Arlington Fire Department, and Arlington Lions Club. Kids had a bounce houses, face painting and games to play, also run by the Lions Club. The Julie Shea Band performed music, and there was an exhibition soccer game between Arlington Memorial High School alumni and varsity girls/boys soccer players.

The event wrapped with fireworks at dusk.


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