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Fairfield Family Fun Day is a Success Despite Sunday Rain

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Children try shooting hoops at Fairfield Family Fun Day. Credits: Gail Bottone
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Rita and Henry Hibo come out in the rain to support Fairfield Family Fun Day. Credits: Gail Bottone
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Andrew, Lauren and Bettina enjoy balloon art. Credits: Gail Bottone
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Children wait to try the obstacle course. Credits: Gail Bottone
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Sydney Boni, Sabrina Boni and Alyssa Forst, with their faces painted, try their skills at Skee Ball. Credits: Gail Bottone
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Danielle Massaro tries to hit a home run. Credits: Gail Bottone
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Brielle DeMarco is all smiles after riding the "bronco" shark. Credits: Gail Bottone
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Fairfield Public Library recruits summer readers. Credits: Gail Bottone
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Tents are set up to keep residents dry. Credits: Gail Bottone
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Carolyn Mitchell, Carla Marras, Wayne Wolverton and Robert Bell, members of CERT, help support Fairfield Family Fun Day. Credits: Gail Bottone
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FAIRFIELD, NJ — With some adjustments, the Township of Fairfield’s Municipal Alliance Committee (MAC) hosted its Fairfield Family Fun Day despite some rain at the recreation center on Sunday afternoon.

Although it was raining outside, attendees said they were pleasantly surprised to receive the telephone alert declaring that Fairfield Family Fun Day would be held rain or shine, and hundreds of adults and children showed up ready to have a good time.

Due to the design of the new recreation center, many of the inflatables and games were set up in the large all-purpose room. Other events were set up outside under the patio overhang and in the hallway of the center.

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Additionally, food trucks were parked near large tents that were set up for people to eat and socialize.

Rita and Henry Hibo, Fairfield residents since 1979, said they came to support Fairfield Family Fun Day and even managed to have fun in the rain.

“It is such a shame that it had to rain today, but the people who are here are enjoying themselves,” said Carla Marras, member of Fairfield Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). “Fairfield always does a great job with their events.”

Carolyn Mitchell, also a CERT member, said that she was “having a good time watching and laughing as the children were running around playing games and having a good time.”

Many of the children said that their favorite part was riding the shark like it was a bronco.

“I liked the shark because it went fast, and you had to try and stay on it,” said fifth-grader Brielle DeMarco.

Face painting was another popular event. Sydney Boni, Sabrina Boni and Alyssa Forst said they had a great time having their faces painted and playing skeet ball and also enjoyed the inflatable obstacle course.

Danielle Massaro said she had fun at the batting center.

Brianne Colombo, Fairfield Public Library director, and Jaime O’Donnell, youth services librarian, were busy signing up children and adults for a summer full of exciting library events.

All entertainment is booked through New Jersey Fun Services. Bettina, working for them, was in charge of the face painting, airbrush tattoos and balloon art.

The event also included carnival games such as shooting hoops, spin the wheel and a water balloon game.

In addition to the free popcorn provided at the event, the food trucks included Cold Stone Creamery, Carmelo’s Pizza, Pop Hot Dogs, Jersey’s Best Rice Balls, Waffle De Lys and Spanky’s Gourmet Grub.

Co-sponsors for the events were Fairfield Recreation, Fairfield Police Department, Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department and Fairfield Knights of Columbus.

The night was part of Drug and Alcohol Prevention Awareness as related to the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.

“I am happy to see that our local government is doing something so positive for the community,” one resident said.

This was the third year of the Kick Off to Summer Fairfield Family Fun Day and has received a positive response from residents. 

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