Hi-Jinks Night brought back from brink of cancellation


ADAMS — The town's traditional Hijinks Night summer evening street fair kicks off on Monday, July 25 at 6 p.m. with a bit of a twist, said event organizer AnnMarie Belmonte. The fair concludes at 9 p.m..

"This year, it's a fundraiser helping the Youth Center," she said. "All the fees that the vendors pay for their space and money from a new game called Deal Wheel are going to the Youth Center."

"Deal Wheel" is a spinning wheel game featuring numerous items such as gift cards, T-shirts, and other items donated by local merchants. The game costs three dollars per spin. Whatever item the wheel stops on is the prize won; the challenge is players won't know exactly what they've won until they see the prize, said Belmonte.

"People can't pick things, it's all the luck of the wheel," she said.

Hijinks Night was in jeopardy of disappearing from the summer calendar because a town events planning committee disbanded earlier this year. Belmonte said when she realized that no one had stepped up to plan the event, she decided to tackle the planning and organization.

"I thought that the town shouldn't lose this event," she said. "This year its going to be games, activities, there will be vendors and some new foods. There will be pony rides. It's a real street fair this year."

Park Street will be closed by town police at about 5 p.m. so that vendors and games tables can set up, she said.


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