NORWOOD — The Town of Norwood is pleased to invite residents to Norwood Day 2020 on Saturday.
Representatives from the town and business community will be available to speak to members of the media during the event Saturday.
Saturday, Nov. 28 at 11 a.m.
Norwood Town Common, 517-523 Washington St.
- Tony Mazzucco, Town of Norwood General Manager
- Charlotte Walsh, president of the Friends of Norwood Center and owner of Charles River Running
- Tom O’Rourke, president of Neponset River Regional Chamber
Norwood Day, typically held each year in September, features live local entertainment, games, prizes, sidewalk sales and more. As the traditional Norwood Day event usually brings more than 10,000 people to the town, the event was canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Norwood Day 2020, to coincide with Small Business Saturday, is a different kind of celebration that encourages residents to support local businesses and organizations in town while adhering to COVID-19 safety measures and guidelines. On Saturday, Nov. 28, community members are encouraged to do the following:
- Eat something local: Try a new restaurant in Norwood, revisit the same place you love, or a mix of both. Our restaurants need our support this winter to survive, and we want them to be here in the spring.
- Shop something local: Buy something for yourself or a gift for someone you know. Buy a gift card to a local restaurant or retail store.
- Wear something local: Spend the day in your Norwood Mustang gear or gear supporting a local business or organization.
- Do good locally: Give to a local charity like the food pantry or a civic group like Rotary or your PTO.
“Norwood Day is always an event that brings everyone together to support the local community, and even with the cancellation of the traditional Norwood Day, it’s still important to support our local establishments,” General Manager Mazzucco said. “Norwood Day 2020, in combination with Small Business Saturday, is meant to encourage residents to support in different ways the local shops, restaurants and organizations that have been very much impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage everyone to participate in Norwood Day 2020 this weekend, leave online reviews for your favorite local places and share your photos and experiences on social media.”
Community members are encouraged to post online reviews of the local establishments that they visit on Saturday. In addition, those who participate are invited to share their photos on social media using the hashtags #wevegotthisnorwood, #thisfallshopsmallnorwood, #norwoodday2020 and #norwoodrocks.
People who share photos online of their participation in Norwood Day 2020 with the hashtag #norwoodday2020 can get a special edition Norwood Day 2020 button, which can be used for admission to Norwood Day 2021. Many local businesses will also have buttons available on Saturday.
Those who participate in Norwood Day 2020 are reminded to follow the state’s face covering order, which requires people to wear a face covering anytime they are in a public place, even if 6 feet of social distance can be maintained.
Community members are also reminded to practice social distancing by maintaining 6 feet of distance from others who are not in the same household and wash their hands frequently with soap and water. Additionally, you should stay home and refrain from any public activities if you feel unwell, have tested positive for COVID-19, have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or have traveled to or from a state that is not classified as lower risk within the last 14 days.