AUBURN, Mass. - A Friday night football game, a bank’s grand opening celebration and a charity run, walk and roll in Lemansky Park highlight the events in Auburn this weekend.
Friday, Sept. 14
Auburn High School Football Team Hosts Second Game of Season: 7 p.m. The four-time defending Super Bowl champions will continue their title defense at home against Holliston High School on Friday. Last week, the Rockets dominated Shrewsbury, 28-6, in the season opener at home. Head coach Jeff Cormier said that Holliston is “as good a coached football team as you’ll find anywhere, and I’m not saying that just because they’re coming to town. That’s a top-to-bottom squared-away football program.” Auburn is looking to capture its fifth straight Super Bowl title this fall.
Saturday, Sept. 15
Grand Opening for Hometown Bank: 9 a.m. The bank, at 569 Southbridge St. in the Heritage Mall complex, will be unveiled to the public on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony, games, prizes, giveaways, food and a radio station appearance.
Auburn town officials, area legislators and Chamber of Commerce members will help with the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Then there will be a special appearance and prizes from WXLO 104.5 FM. Attendees also have a chance to win a 46” Sony LCD television and tickets/backstage passes to a Justin Bieber concert in November. Coffee and pastries will be served in the morning, and there will be hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream and popcorn later at the grand opening.
Sunday, Sept. 16
Fifth Annual “Walk 'n' Roll” for the Ataxia Foundation: 9 a.m. The fifth annual “Walk 'n' Roll” for the Ataxia Foundation will be held at Lemansky Park in Auburn on Sunday. The event, which was started by John Mauro, is a three-mile run, walk, ride and roll on the Lemansky Park track to raise funds to purchase a recumbent trike for a young person with the debilitating symptoms of Ataxia. The recumbent trike allows someone with Ataxia to have the freedom of movement and independence that they wouldn’t have otherwise.
In addition to the three-mile run/walk/roll, there will be food, music and auction items that were donated by local residents. Event registration is free, and all registrants will receive a complimentary event T-shirt. Registration is from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., with the event kicking off at 10 a.m. Online donations and registration for the event can be completed at the National Ataxia Foundation website.