Darien EMS Post 53 Serves Up Memorial Day Food Fair

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Darien EMS Post 53 will host the annual Food Fair on Memorial Day. Pictured, from left, are Post 53 members Bridget Hannigan and Kaleigh Conway.
Darien EMS Post 53 will host the annual Food Fair on Memorial Day. Pictured, from left, are Post 53 members Bridget Hannigan and Kaleigh Conway. Photo Credit: Contributed

DARIEN, Conn. -- Darien EMS Post 53 will host its annual Food Fair on Memorial Day. 

The Food Fair will start after the Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 26, at Tilley Park Pond. The fair will help raise money to support the community’s emergency medical services. The fair will continue until 3 p.m. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the gate as well as outside select retail and nonretail locations around town before Memorial Day.

"The fair will include a captivating silent auction – this year highlighted by four Jet Blue tickets to anywhere you want to go, as well as exciting sports tickets, golf outings and more," a press release said. "The fair will also feature an array of boutiques, including local artisans, baked goods and more."

The fair promises to feature an herb and flower market from volunteers from Nielsen’s Florist and Garden Shop, a CPR tent, the Darien Power Squadron and the nonstop Donut Shop from Post 53 members. 

"As always, the fair will include a tasty and tempting food selection," a press release said. "Our membership will be hard at work grilling hamburgers and bratwurst, and serving pulled pork, seafood salads, delicious desserts and more. Our suppliers include Palmer’s Market, Michael Joseph’s, Fisherman’s Net, The Goose, Smoky Joe’s and Robek’s."

Founded in 1970, Post 53 provides emergency medical services to the Darien community using Darien High School students and adult volunteers. 

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This sounds like a lot of fun.