LEICESTER, Mass. — As the Pats face off against the Jets on Sunday, Leicester's Parks and Recreation Committee and Eller's Restaurant invite residents to a tailgate party to help raise funds for the town's upcoming tercentenary Founders Day celebration.
The party begins at 3 p.m. and proceeds from the $5 admission will go to the Founder's Day Committee.
In addition to free hot dogs and hamburgers provided by Eller's, there will also be raffles for a football autographed by Tom Brady, gift cards, and other items.
Nearly 300 years have passed since Leicester was founded in 1713, and in recognition of the town's rich history the Leicester Founder's Day committee is planning a series of activities for the anniversary on June 15, 2013.
Sandy Wilson, Founders Day Committee chair, says the festivities will kick off with a parade, a muster of the Leicester Fire Department in the afternoon and a possible fireworks display at night.
Wilson says there will also be entertainment at the bandstand and food and games on the town common.
In the run-up to the Founders Day celebration, there will be the return of the ALS Wiffle Ball fundraiser for its second year, a Revolutionary War encampment. On Father's Day the committee plans to hold a 5k road race.
To further raise funds for the celebration, the Founders Day Committee is also selling Cat's Meows collectible at the Leicester Town Hall building, is holding a Foxwoods Trip fundraiser and plans a variety of other events throughout the year.
To learn more about the Founders Day Committee, to find out how to help, or to offer ideas, email Wilson at email@example.com or click here to send a comment through the town website.