The sweet smell of fried dough, popcorn, and pretzels filled the air along Nantasket Beach as the town of Hull ended summer with the 7th annual Waterfront Festival. The sunny weather brought local residents out to enjoy live music, delicious food from lobster rolls to ice cream, and of course to shop.
“I love the shopping and being outdoors, seeing all the people too; it’s a great time, I couldn’t ask for better,” said Debbie from Hull.
Local organizations like the Hull Seaside Animal Rescue were in attendance to bring awareness to the community. Animal Rescue president Nancy Boehne hosted a booth that sold calendars and other original gifts, She said: “We’re a cat shelter in the town of Hull. We’ve been here for about eleven years now and we rescue and we adopt; and we have a spay/neuter program. We’ve been here ongoing for quite awhile. I’ve been coming to the festival for at least six years.”
The festival included many children’s activities; but the biggest hit seemed to be the fire department. Hull Firefighter Gary Twombly was there with a Hull fire truck. He explained that: “for the last few years, we’ve been bringing a truck down and letting the kids sit on it, ride on it. It gives people the opportunity to come down and talk to some of the firefighters, get on some of the equipment and we teach them what we use it for and things like that. It’s always good to come down and visit a firefighter.” The late summer celebration also featured a sand castle competition, therapeutic massages and free face painting.