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8/23/2010 - Hamilton’s Annual SeptemberFest Community Day “Celebrates the Past While Embracing the Future”

This Year’s Community Event will Celebrate Past SeptemberFest Themes While Introducing the Mayor’s New Health and Wellness Program and Other New Activities

                                                                                                  “Click Here to Read About the Exciting Activities Planned for September Fest Community 2010”


(Hamilton) – It has been 28 years since Hamilton Township held its very first SeptemberFest; and this year, “America’s Favorite Hometown” will celebrate the history of this annual community event while embracing some exciting, new activities for attendees to enjoy.


SeptemberFest Community Day will be held on Sunday, September 12, 2010, in Hamilton’s Veterans Park from 10 AM to 4 PM.  And Hamilton Township Mayor John Bencivengo looks forward to another exciting SeptemberFest that will help bring the past, present and future together for an enjoyable experience for all Hamilton families and friends from neighboring areas. 


Over the past 3 decades, some of the memorable SeptemberFest themes have included Western, Circus and an Oldies event concepts, as well as years when “Major Points in Hamilton” or “A Celebration of the Decades” were the community event’s storyline.  This year’s event will place some of these timeless and treasured decorations, backdrops, buildings and displays throughout Veterans Park for residents and annual visitors to enjoy once again and to see if they can “Guess the Year” the decoration was featured at SeptemberFest.


This celebration of past SeptemberFests will be joined by a new feature for this year’s event… a “Hamilton Township Time Capsule” that will allow residents and visitors to place a item from our current everyday lives in “America’s Favorite Hometown” and into a time capsule that will be buried in Veterans Park and left for Hamiltonians of the year 2110 dig up and rediscover.


This year’s SeptemberFest Community will continue the celebration’s more recent trend toward featuring more activities, contests and interactive events that all attendees can enjoy, in addition to the crafters and vendors who annually exhibit.  Hamilton Township will again hold a Baking Contest and the annual Baby Crawl Contest, which residents can enter through an online application available through the Township’s website ( and a Pie Eating Contest that contestants can enter the day of SeptemberFest.  Additionally, non-profit organizations who will have display booths at SeptemberFest Community Day will each hold  activities and interactive events including a model rockets and miniature plane demonstration, a dunk tank, a motorcycle display, a bean bag toss, a line dancing demonstration, a soccer fitness challenge, pet adoptions, and much, much more.  Residents and visitor can participate in these games and contests by simply visiting the designated booths and areas at SeptemberFest Community Day.    


SeptemberFest Community Day will also feature a new children’s area featuring pony rides and a petting zoo, a magician, sand art, a puppet show, and well as other activities for children to enjoy. 


One new feature that will be introduced and officially unveiled at SeptemberFest Community Day is an exciting and new health and wellness campaign that Mayor John Bencivengo, township health officials and various local health organizations have been planning for several months.  The new initiative, entitled S.H.A.P.E. Hamilton, will be a campaign that residents throughout the community can participate in an effort to improve health and encourage healthy lifestyle.  In the coming days, Hamilton officials will announce more information about this effort. 


Thanks to Mayor Bencivengo’s Recreation and Community Events initiative, which raises funds from private business and exhibitor and vendor fees to fund the costs of Hamilton’s community event without taxpayer dollars, SeptemberFest Community Day will continue without cost to Hamilton residents.  Special thanks to leading sponsor of SeptemberFest Community Day, Hamilton Honda, for their generosity to this community effort.  Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital – Hamilton is another prominent sponsor, whose support has allowed Hamilton’s community events to continue.  Additionally, financial support from PNC Bank, T & M Associates, Capital Health Systems and Hamilton Horizons Federal Credit Union greatly contributed to SeptemberFest Community Day.


“SeptemberFest Community Day is always a wonderful celebration that brings our entire community together,” says Hamilton Township Mayor John Bencivengo.  “We are looking forward to another great community event with plenty of entertainment, exciting activities, contests and much more for families and friends to enjoy.”


In observance of September 11th, fireworks will not be held on the Saturday evening before SeptemberFest Community Day this year.  Information regarding Hamilton’s September 11th Observance Ceremony will be announced