Founders Weekend

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Lee Founders Weekend 2017

  

Thursday, September 14, through Sunday, September 17, 2017

What a great weekend we had in 2016! Perfect weather, fabulous food, amazing music, fun activities and wonderful fun-loving crowds!!! Join us in 2017 to see what new activities we have added – tons of family fun!

Thanks to all who participated – visitors, vendors, artists, community groups and Lee residents in 2016! See you in 2017 for another fabulous celebration – along with a few surprises!!!

3 days of fun for the entire family … Food, Music, Art, Hometown Parade, Community Block Dance, Crafts, Magic Show, Face Painting, Entertainment, Duck Derby, Vintage Tennis Tournament, Sidewalk sales, Contests & Prizes, Street Vendors and much, much more!

Artwork by Eva Ricci – Lee High School

2017 Founders Weekend Vendor Registration Form

2017 Founders Weekend Vendor Registration

Click here to download form. Please mail completed form by August 1st.

Lee Founders Weekend 5k Run
Saturday September 16, 2017 at 8:00 AM
Lee High School – Finnegan Course

Race Information: Start and finish the run is at Lee Middle & High School.

Registration and Packet Pick-up Information: Register by mailing in a registration $15.00 or in person on race day $20.00. Race day registration on the lawn at Lee Middle & High Street at 300 Greylock Street in Lee starting at 7:00 am.

Course Description: Start and finish main entrance at Lee Middle & High School.

Awards: Top three overall Male and Female and age group award winners.

Additional Information: T-shirts to all pre-registered runners and limited amount available on race day.

Any questions call Danna Snow (413) 243-1734 or email djeansnow@roadrunner.com.

5k Run Entry Form

2017 Founders Weekend 5k Run Application

Click here to download form. Mail Entry Form and make Checks payable to: Mail in registrations should go to Wildcat Cross Country Booster Club, 185 Summer St. Lee, Ma 01238. Make Checks payable to: Wildcat Cross Country Booster Club.

Online registration: http://berkshirerunningcenter-com.3dcartstores.com/Founders-Day-5K_p_65.html

The Lee Cross-Country Running Team working with the Lee Founders Weekend Committee are bringing back the Lee Founders Weekend 5K Run. We are not using any funds from the Lee Founders Weekend Committee!

We are looking for sponsors at any level:

Platinum Level Sponsorship: $200.00 or more
Your company or individual name will go on the t-shirt that will be given to the first 100+ runners. You will also receive four race entries and four t-shirts. Your donation must be received by September 1st in order to be listed on the t-shirt.

Gold Level Sponsorship: $100.00 or more
Sponsor the start, finish or a mile marker (Company or individual name will be listed on a sign on the course.) You will also receive two race entries and two t-shirts.

Silver Level Sponsorship: $50.00 or more
You will be listed as a sponsor for announcements prior and post to race. You will also receive on entry and one t-shirt.

Bronze Level Sponsorship: $25.00 or more
You will be announced as a supporter of the event, and you will receive a race t-shirt.
Raffle Donations – We are also looking for gift certificates and items to raffle at the conclusion of the race.

Thank you!

Any support is greatly appreciated! Please send any donations to: Lee Middle and High School Cross-Country,300 Greylock Street, Lee, MA 01238. If you have any questions, please call Danna Snow (413) 243-1734 or email djeansnow@roadrunner.com.

Lee Police Announce Founders Weekend Temporary Road Closures

The Lee Police Department would like to remind everyone planning to attend Taste of Lee on Friday evening, that Main Street will be closed to vehicular traffic by 3:30pm from the Town Park to Franklin Street. Any vehicles parked along this stretch of Main Street after 3:30 on Friday will need to remain there until after Taste of Lee ends around 8:00PM, for the safety of the pedestrians and vendors who will line Main Street for this popular event.

On Saturday morning, motorists are asked to keep in mind that Main Street to Canal Street will again be closed for the Hometown Parade that begins at 10:00 AM. By the start of the 10:00am parade, police will close the route from Fuller to Summer and Laurel until the completion of the parade.

Authorities and officials from the Lee Chamber of Commerce ask for your understanding and cooperation as we offer Founders Weekend activities to commemorate the Town’s incorporation 239 years ago — in 1777. Thank you!

Support Lee Founders Weekend 2017

The Lee Chamber of Commerce produces this annual event for townsfolk, neighbors and visitors alike to enjoy. However, this ever-popular and festive event would not be possible without the generous support of members of the local business community. Please help us keep the tradition alive by contributing at whatever level is comfortable for you. Your assistance helps to defray the cost of security, sanitation, promotion, staffing and other essential expenses. Thank you!

Levels of Giving

۝ Platinum Contributor $2,000+
۝ Gold Contributor $1,000 — $1,999
۝ Silver Contributor $500 — $999
۝ Marble Contributor $250 — $499
۝ Paper Contributor $100 — $249
۝ Friend $99 or less __________

Contributions will be acknowledged publicly if received by August 1.

Make checks payable and mail to:

Lee Chamber of Commerce
Founders Weekend
PO Box 345
Lee, MA 01238-0345

2017 Lee Founders Weekend Schedule of Events

Event Time Location
Thursday (September 14)
Cemetery Tour (Lee Historical Society) 5:00-6:00 PM Fairmount Cemetery
Friday (September 15)
CreativeLEE XVI Opening Reception 3:00-5:00 Lee Library, 100 Main Street
Taste of Lee (see partial menu below) 5:00-8:00 Main Street (Closed to traffic; 5:00-8:00)
Balloon Rides (tethered) 5:00-7:00 Athletic Field; RE/Max for Berkshire Cal Ripken
CARRnival! Food/Rides/Games 5:00-7:00 Carr Hardware
Fireworks Show Sunset Lee Bank/Visible from Main Street (Rain date: 9/16)
Vendors on Main; food, crafts, contests 5:00-8:00 Main Street
CTA Tennis Clinics 5:00-7:00 Main Street (Kelly’s/Park Street)
Games, Giveaways, & Raffles 5:00-7:00 Trustco Bank
Street Magician: Johnny Mystic 5:00-8:00 Main Street/in front of Ben’s Shop
Live Music: Robin O’Herin 5:00-6:00 Main Street/in front of Lucky Nails
Hay Rides & Baby Goat Petting Zoo 5:00-7:00 Corner of Consolati Way & Railroad Street
Live Music: Housatonic Philharmonic 6:00-7:30 Main Street/in front of Lucky Nails
Live Music: Milltown Moose 9:30-Midnight Locker Room Sports Pub
Saturday Night Liv! Family Hour 6:30-7:30 Spectrum Theatre (Family Hour Variety Show)
Saturday (September 16)
5K Road Race 8:00 AM Finnegan Course, Lee High (Registration opens at 7:00 am)
Founders Hometown Parade 10:00 AM Main Street (Closed to traffic; 10-11:00)
Hellios Novelties (vendor) 10:00-4:00 In front of Greylock Federal Credit Union
Lee Land Trust Info Table 10:00-4:00 In front of Ben’s Shop
First Congregational Church Tag Sale 10:00-2:00 Front lawn of Lee Congregational Church (Park Place)
Sidewalk Sale 10:00-5:00 Carr Hardware
Greener Gateway Cmte./CET 10:00-4:00 Church Park – Info, resources, & demo/exhibits
Artisan Craft Fair 10:00-4:00 Church Park
Big Green Egg Cook-Off 11:00-1:00 Gazebo (Near DPW)
Bowey the Magic Clown 11:00-2:00 Athletic Field
Children’s Activities 11:00-3:00 Athletic Field; Lee Youth Commission
Sons of Italy Grinder Sale 11:00-1:30 Church Park
Lee Boy Scout Troop 3 Food Sale 11:00-3:00 Athletic Field; hotdogs, hamburgers, chips, water/lemonade
Hilltown Rodders Classic Car Show 11:00-4:00 DPW Parking area
Customer Appreciation Day 11:00-5:00 Lee Hardware
Latino Festival of the Berkshires 11:00-5:00 Church Park
Ingegni Party-Music/Food/Games 12:00-9:00 Ingegni Salon (Center Street)
Terry ala Berry Sing-Along 2:00-3:00 Athletic Field
Live Music: Moonshine Holler 12:30-1:30 Church Park
Saturday Night Liv! Variety Show 7:30 – 9:00 Spectrum Theatre
Live Music: Jim “Hacker” Walker 9:00-Midnight Locker Room Sports Pub
Sunday (September 17)
Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast 8:00-11:00 St. Mary’s School: $8/adult; $7/Senior; $5/under 12
Rally Day w/Drumming by Cliff Madru 11:00-2:00 First Congregational Church of Lee
Vintage Tennis Tournament 9:30-11:00 Greenock Country Club
Duck Race 2:00 PM Athletic Field/Tickets: $5/each or 6 for $25
Patriots Game Viewing Party 1:00 PM Locker Room Sports Pub

Taste of Lee Food Vendors

Locker Room/Pizza; Chez Nous/Ribs & Beer Tasting; Lee Sportsmen’s Club/Venison & Polenta; Morgan House/Mac & Cheese; Salmon Run/Lobster Bisque; Dogs on the Run/Hot Dogs; Graylight Farm/Grilled Sausage; Pho Saigon/ Spring Rolls; Starving Artist/Hot Apple Crisp; Naji’s/Kabobs & Falafel; Berkshire Blue/Cheese; LMHS class of ’19/Taco In A Bag; Aiello’s/Hot Italian Sliders; Mary’s Kitchen/Baked Goods; 51 Park/Lamb Sliders; Cakewalk/Peanut Butter Cups; Catherine’s Chocolates; Alpamayo; Chef Express; 413Grill; Chuck Wagon; AND MORE!

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