Public Celebrations & Ceremonies Committee
- As needed
- Town Hall
29 Middle Road
Boxborough, MA 01719
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
- Marissa Picca, Chair
Term expires: Dec. 2021
- Sunitha Paravasthu
Term expires: 2022
The members of the Public Celebrations and Ceremonies Committee (PCCC) are appointed by the Board of Selectmen to a three-year term. The Committee works in conjunction with other groups within Town coordinates celebrations within the town and engages in various projects to preserve the nature and heritage of Boxborough. The three major events in the town year are:
Memorial Day Parade
The route takes marchers along Hill Road to the North Cemetery, down Middle Road to the War Memorial at Town Hall and down Stow Road ending at South Cemetery. At each cemetery stop, the names of deceased veterans are read, flowers are placed and remarks made. View the Memorial Day Parade map (JPG).
Fifer’s Day Festival
The festival is held on the third Saturday in June and is a collaborative effort of the Public Celebrations and Ceremonies Committee, Boxborough Minuteman Company, and the Recreation Commission. A firemen’s muster, sponsored by the Boxborough Firefighter’s Association, is usually held in conjunction with the festival. The parade goes from Blanchard School to Town Hall to Flerra Field where the festival takes place, and is led by the annual Golden Fife recipient, the Parade Marshal and sixth-grade students from Blanchard representing Luther Blanchard and Lucie Hager, the historian who shared Luther’s story.
At Flerra Field the Golden Fife Award is given to a pre-selected citizen(s) of the town in recognition of long service to the town. This is the highest civic honor the town can bestow.
Holiday Tree Lighting
The holiday tree lighting ceremony is held on the first weekend of December, at the Town Common on the corner of Hill and Middle Roads. After the tree lighting and singing, refreshments are served.
- Contact the Public Celebrations Committee
- Phone: 978-264-1700