Waltham High School Class of 2022 celebrates Homecoming
The Waltham High School Class of 2022 celebrated their senior year with a Homecoming Parade throughout the town on Saturday, Oct. 9. According to the posts on the Waltham city website, the route began in the Kennedy Middle School parking lot and led to Leary Field. Students filed through the town until the kick-off of the varsity football game against Cambridge at 1 p.m.
The parade included Waltham fire and police vehicles, classic cars, Waltham High School sports teams and any willing participants from the senior class. Students were encouraged to decorate their cars and share their school spirit. The school cheer team danced through the streets, and the Waltham High School mascot, a giant hawk, sat atop a red convertible.
As usual, the Waltham Farmers’ Market ran on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to the early afternoon. New vendors to the fair this week included Aaronap Cellars, Mei Mei Dumplings and Heavens Harvest Farm, according to the market’s website. The market will close for the season on Oct. 30. This year, the team worked to rebuild their SNAP match food pantry system by asking for online and in-person donations.
Looking ahead, the Waltham Fields Community Farm will host the 11th annual Farm Day on Oct. 16. The free festival, according to the city website, celebrates “locally grown food and agriculture alongside our community members.” Visitors of all ages are welcome to participate in hands-on farm activities, educational lessons on farming and agriculture, carrot picking, field tours and games. Tick Tock Trolley Service will provide free rides to the event on 240 Beaver St from the Waltham Common. The event sponsors include Mass General Hospital, Waverly Oaks Nutrition Services and the Waltham Cultural Center.