REACH Holds 6th Annual Waltham Neighborhoods Fall Festival
REACH’s Annual Waltham Neighborhoods Fall Festival Was A Fun-Filled Day!
This year’s fall festival was one to remember! It was our largest turnout ever- over 400 people joined us at our 6thannual REACH Fall Festival on Saturday, September 26th at the Waltham Public Library. It was a beautiful day filled with laughter, conversation, music, and fun. Sponsored by REACH Beyond Domestic Violence and the Friends of the Waltham Public Library, the fall festival has become a Waltham tradition – and represents the best of this city.
The festival brought both familiar faces and many, many new ones. It wasn’t just about having fun – although there was a lot of that – it was also about coming together as a community, meeting new folks, greeting old friends, and feeling the warmth and spirit of Waltham. The goals of the festival are to increase social connection and decrease isolation – two things that can help those who experience domestic violence and makes our community stronger and safer for everyone. Folks from all ages and backgrounds joined us and there was something for everyone. People enjoyed the free BBQ, the entertainment, the games, the crafts, and having their faces painted.
This year we also had a community art project and we asked people to contribute to it by adding a star with their wish or hope for Waltham. The finished mural will be hung in the long window of the Waltham Library Children’s Department, so be sure to go see it. We hope that Waltham can hold onto that warm feeling of community togetherness that we felt at this year’s fall festival.