NORFOLK -- The Norfolk Lions in conjunction with a number of local organizations are in the final planning stages for the 26th annual Norfolk Community Day to be held on June 2 at the Holmes Complex, 22 Myrtle St., Norfolk.

Community Day events start at 11 a.m.

Events at this year’s Norfolk Community Day celebration include a children’s art contest, touch a DPW truck, Tom Antonellis’ bird houses, golf ball drop 50/50 raffle and many new and old favorite amusements including the Sports Obstacle Course, Batter Up, High Striker, Wipe Out and Frozen bounce house.

The black top entertainment will include a number of local groups who have participated for the last 25 years. And back by popular demand will be Mike Piazza and his Flying High Frisbee Dogs. Mike is the top rofessional K-9 frisbee performer in the world. He and his highly athletic dogs will perform a variety of Frisbee and other entertaining tricks.

This year’s schedule of events is as follows.

On the Main Stage:

King Philip World Percussion Ensemble-African and Steel Drums 11 a.m.

Exhale School of Dance 12:15 p.m.

Variety Show winner Chloe Goodman & Inspiration Performing Troupe 1 p.m.

Kids games & contests (musical chairs & balloon toss) 1:45 p.m.

High Flying Frisbee Dogs 2:15 p.m.

Pie eating contest, golf ball drop & silent auction winners 2:50 p.m.

Kathy Ryan Dance Studio 3:15 p.m.

On the Dining Area Stage:

Good Tymes Banjo Band 12 p.m.

Henry the Juggler 1 p.m.

DJ Peter Conti All Day

Children’s amusements All Day

Fire engine, hay wagon and train rides All Day

Foam Fun (play in foam sprayed by NFD) 3:45 p.m.

Many local organizations are selling goodies to raise funds and providing literature so everyone can find out what's going on around town.

Did you know that food pantry supplies are at their lowest during the summer months, especially toward the end of the summer? To help alleviate this problem, the Lions are running a food drive at Community Day. Some items that are currently needed are jelly, maple syrup, hamburger/tuna helper, mayonnaise, tooth paste and hand soap. Help out by bringing a donation to the Norfolk Lions booth at Community Day.

The Norfolk Lions could not undertake this fun event without the wide-spread assistance of all those who volunteer their funds, materials, and time. The Lions would like to thank the Norfolk Fire, Police and Highway Departments and the Norfolk Recreation Department for their ongoing support. They also acknowledge sponsors for this year's Community Day, as well as annual sponsors.

Community Day Sponsors: Carpentry by Tom Antonellis, Dover Trucking, Dedham Savings Bank, Elite Foods, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Federated Church of  Norfolk, Foxboro Federal Savings Bank, Holmes Transportation Company, Minuteman Press of West Newton, Norfolk Community League, Norfolk Cultural Council, Rodman Ford, State Representative Shawn Dooley, Roche Brothers, Rocky’s Auto Body, Stop & Shop and Taylor Rental.

Annual Sponsors: 1776 Financial Services, Berkshire Hathaway Page Realty, Bradbury Insurance Agency, George T. Cronin & Sons, Hamlin Cabinet Corp., Holmes Transportation Company, Next Phase Legal LLC, Norfolk Auto Inc., Norfolk Dunkin’ Donuts, Run & Gun Ranch, Samet & Company, Smartstep Flooring Inc., and William Raveis Delta Realtors.

The Lions are a non-profit organization known for working to end preventable blindness. Norfolk Lions participate in a variety of projects important to the community and proceeds of Community Day are donated back into local charities or to meet community needs.

For more information regarding Community Day, check out the Norfolk Lions website at www.norfolkmalions.org or call Ed Melanson at 508-528-9302 or Patti McCarty at 508-520-0540.