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Framingham Hosts 2nd Annual Back To School Safety Fest | #schoolsaftey


August 30, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 8/30/2023

For further information, contact:

Susan Scully Petroni

508-782-8629

2nd Annual Back to School Safety Fest Co-Hosted by Framingham Mayor Charlie Sisitsky and Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian

FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Mayor Charlie Sisitsky and Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian have partnered again for the 2nd Annual Back to School Safety Fest.

The free event will take place at Cushing Memorial Park on Saturday, September 9, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The family-friendly event aims to teach children and families about safety through a fun, interactive experience.

The event will include a free lunch and kettle corn – while supplies last.

The Framingham Police Association in conjunction with the Mayor, will also be providing a limited number of free bicycle helmets.

There will also be opportunities to see buses and vehicles from the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office vehicles, Framingham School Department, Framingham Police, Framingham Fire, Framingham Parks & Recreation, and Framingham DPW.

“I heard such positive feedback from attendees to the first-ever event. I am thrilled to partner with Sheriff Koutoujian to bring this event back to the Framingham community,” said Mayor Sisitsky. “I want to thank the Framingham Public Schools for their collaboration and financial support for this event. The goal is to support families and raise awareness of safety issues related to the back-to-school season.”

“I’m excited to be joining Mayor Sisitsky to once again make this Back to School Safety Fest a reality,” said Sheriff Koutoujian. “We hope families will come pick up important safety tips and learn about the incredible community-based resources available to Framingham residents. We look forward to seeing everyone on September 9.”

In addition to vehicles, the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office’s therapy dog Millie, and members of the Community Outreach Team will also be on hand. Members of the Sheriff’s Mountain Bike Unit will also join the Framingham Police Department to discuss bicycle safety with young attendees and families.

The Framingham Public Library’s bookmobile will be at the Fest.

Community partners and afterschool organizations will have tables for families, too, along with lawn games, and other activities.

In addition, a limited amount of free backpacks will be available for students, thanks to Laborers International Union of North America, Local 609.

Framingham Public Schools Explorers Program, the Framingham Public School District’s Wraparound team, Adult ESL, and Framingham Public Schools Human Resources Department will have tables.

NRT will provide free face painting and will have school buses on site for families to tour.

Community organizations and after-school programs wanting a table should reach out to the City of Framingham’s Public Information Officer Susan Petroni at [email protected]

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150 Concord StreetFramingham, MA 01702Ph: 508-532-5411

Tuesday8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Friday8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.



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