Inaugural Beach Party This Weekend

The Mattapoisett Recreation Department and the Mattapoisett Free Public Library join forces this weekend for the first annual Town Beach Party on June 22 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm.

“It was put together to bring people back to the beach in positive way,” said MATTREC’s Cecile Callahan. “We wanted to offer this opportunity to the public as a community kick-off to summer.”

The party will include a Sandcastle Contest (1:00 to 3:00 pm), Callahan said, for which family teams, groups and individuals can register at or the library. In addition, there will be a Tiki Bar and a Hot Dog Cookout sponsored by the Lions Club.

“We have a lot of groups involved,” Callahan said. “Part of the fun is bringing all of these people together.”

Attendees will also be able to check out restorations to the beach, including two new lifeguard stands constructed by Eagle Scout aspirant Owen Lee.

Callahan added that MATTREC will offer registrations for other summer events, while the library will provide information on all of its seasonal programming. Fitness enthusiasts of all ages can meet Adult Boot Camp and Youth Conditioning guru Beth Smith, who will host beach races for children.

By Shawn Badgley

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