Citizens For A Better Norwood

Monday, July 25, 2011

Invitation to Norwood Day at Coney Island

Guest blog by Laura Hobbs

Hi, Norwood neighbors! If all this hot weather has you thinking of ways to keep cool, I have a suggestion: the 76th annual Norwood Day at Coney Island next Wednesday, July 27.

Admission is the same as last year: $17 for age 4 and up; $4 for ages 2 and 3; free for babies under 2.

This is a great deal! Your admission price includes all the Coney rides, pool, free soft drinks and free parking. Just be sure to come in Gate 1 (the one at the west end of the park off Kellogg Avenue). The event runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Tickets are available at Gate 1 on the day of the event or in advance from the treasurer's office at Norwood City Hall during business hours.

In addition, the Norwood Business & Professional Women's Club offers other activities for a small fee: bingo; a corn hole tournament and our traditional Baby Show. You can either bring a picnic or buy food from the various Coney Island vendors.

We're also selling tickets for our combination raffle, with more than 100 great prizes. Top prize this year is $300 cash! But we also have kids' bicycles, restaurant gift cards, museum gift certificates, Reds tickets, flowers, salon services -- see our website for a list: We are able to offer these prizes thanks to our wonderful donors from the community.

It's called a combination (or "combo") raffle because you buy a strip of five tickets for $1 and put them in the hopper and have a chance at winning any of the prizes offered. We keep drawing tickets until all the prizes are awarded, so each 20-cent chance is a pretty good deal.

A little about our club: Norwood Business & Professional Women's Club is a civic group celebrating our 77th anniversary this year. We use the money raised at Norwood Day to support our charitable work in Norwood and the surrounding community throughout the year. We fund two scholarships each year for girls graduating from Norwood High School as well as a number of other organizations. Some of those are also listed on our website.

If you have additional questions, contact us through our e-mail address, We're also on Facebook and Twitter.

Club members will be marching in Tuesday's Norwood Day Parade, so we'll see you then and at Norwood Day on Wednesday!

We appreciate your support!

Laura Hobbs
Norwood Day Publicity
Norwood Business & Professional Women's Club