Saugus Founders' Day 2009

Saugus Founders' Day 2009

Here's an assortment of pictures taken during the 2009 Saugus Founders' Day celebration in Saugus Center.

Pictures were taken all throughout the day, starting shortly after 9:00 AM and ending shortly after 11:00 AM. when it was ended early due to the rain. A schedule & description of some of the events was provided by the Founders' Day Committee and can still be read if you're interested. Likewise, answers to the questions in the Town Trivia Contest have been posted.

The defining feature of this Founders' Day was the rain. It poured during the setup period (even featuring some thunder and lightening) and continued to pour throughout the day until Founders' Day was prematurely halted. The rain scared many away, both in terms of merchants and foot traffic. The people of the year event was postponed until September 29th, and all the performances were cancelled.

The haziness in some of the photographs is a combination of both the rain coming down and in some cases the rain actually hitting the lens of the camera itself.

The Saugus Iron Works blacksmith display.

Stoking the fire.

Even with the rain, there were balloons.

Inside at the Saugus Public Library book sale.

Firing up a model engine.

The New England Model Engineering Society.

Something's cooking in the food area.

Assorted model engines.

Looking down Central Street past Taylor Street.

The combined SAVE / Saugus Tree Committee booth.

Booths on the Town Hall lawn.

Looking down Taylor Street past the Saugus Public Library.

Some of the booths in Central Street.

Looking toward Soldiers' Monument.

Looking across the Town Hall lawn toward the booth.