Pembroke: Town-wide water balloon fight attracts more than 350 kids

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Friday afternoon, the lawn behind the Pembroke Community Center was drenched after 5,600 water balloons were thrown, tossed, and chucked in a fight between students of all ages.

“K-12, and it seemed like K-2 and third and fourth grade were probably the most number of kids. I mean we had someone sign up who was 54 years old,” said Kathleen Keegan

Keegan is a member of Pembroke’s 300th Anniversary Committee and explained she was extremely happy with the turnout of 360 kids, “We had people walk-in; we weren’t going to turn anyone away. We had an octopus station where they could fill-up the balloons once they got there. It was a beautiful day for it, couldn’t ask for better weather.”

Even though a fifteen-foot pool was crammed with balloons, the fight only lasted about ten minutes.

The kids’ event was part of Pembroke’s year-long tri-centennial celebration and festivities continue this week with a Public Safety Night on Tuesday.


About Trisha McNeilly

With a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Boston under her belt, Trisha McNeilly joins us full-time as a general assignment and breaking news reporter having previously interned for WBZ-1030 AM in Boston. A South Shore resident her whole life, McNeilly grew up in Pembroke and is 22-years old.