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Expecting crowd for celebration, Lexington offers shuttle buses

Posted by Brock Parker  September 18, 2012 10:45 AM

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With thousands of people expected to attend a country fair on the opening day of Lexington’s 300th Anniversary celebrations Saturday, organizers are encouraging people to take bicycles or use shuttle bus service to the event.

The Lexington 300th Anniversary Committee said parking close to the country fair at Hastings Park Saturday will be limited, so satellite parking lots will be used and shuttle bus service will be offered to and from those lots.

Parking near the fair will be at Grace Chapel and St. Brigid's churches as well as other town parking lots.

Shuttle service will be provided to the satellite lots located at the C&W parking lot at 240 Bedford Street, the Harrington Elementary School and Central School Administration lot on Lowell Street, and at the Elks Club at 959 Waltham Street.

The fair will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and shuttle buses will be available to and from the satellite lots on a 10 or 20 minute schedule. Organizers for the event are expecting anywhere from 2,000 to 10,000 people for the fair, which is one of several events including opening ceremonies and a dance that will be held in Lexington Saturday to mark the beginning of the town’s anniversary celebrations.

A town photo will be taken at noon in the oval inside the high school track near the swimming pool. All residents are invited to participate in the photo which will feature a special digital photo process.

The 300th Anniversary Committee is also encouraging people attending the free fair to come by bicycle and then park their bike at a corral located in front of the swimming pool complex on Worthen Road near Hastings Park

More information about the satellite parking lots and shuttle bus hours and routes is available here.

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