Post 53 to hold 30th annual food fair following Memorial Day parade Monday

Post 53 will hold its 30th annual Memorial Day Food Fair at Tilley Pond Park on Monday, May 28, following the Memorial Day parade. The money raised at the fair supports training, provides supplies for patient care, provides hands-only CPR and Stop the Bleed classes and maintains the ambulances. The fair, a 30-year Darien tradition, begins immediately after the parade and continues until 2 p.m. featuring fun for the entire community.

Admission tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the gate as well as outside select retail and non-retail locations around town prior to Memorial Day.

As always, the fair will include a tasty and tempting food selection. Post members will be grilling hamburgers and bratwurst, and serving pulled pork, seafood salad and wraps, desserts and more. Suppliers include Palmer’s Market, Michael Joseph’s, Fisherman’s Net, The Goose, and Smoky Joe’s. The Darien Community Band will play at noon.

The silent auction will feature a fabulous array of items including a parking spot near the Darien train station from June to December 2018, New York Yankees skybox tickets, a 20 pack of classes at Joyride, a Carnegie Pollak SAT/ACT Course, Vineyard Vines apparel, restaurant gift certificates, a Lanphier Day Spa gift certificate, a child's BMW bicycle and other items.

Founded in 1970, Post 53 provides emergency medical services to the Darien community at the highest level of excellence, using Darien High School students, adult volunteers and paramedics. The members of Post 53 are committed to achieving and maintaining the highest level of training and skill in providing pre-hospital care and transport to the citizens of Darien. Post 53 is recognized locally and nationally as one of the finest emergency ambulance services in the United States, for its consistently high quality of pre-hospital emergency care.