Monday, July 8, 2013

Grand opening celebrations

Saturday was a day of celebration for two area businesses. The rain held off and people turned out in more than expected numbers.


“We’re delighted with the turn out,” said Elaine Chipman of Chipman Farm, who organized the grand opening celebration for the Raymond Farm Stand, 1203

Roosevelt Trail in Raymond. Fresh strawberry shortcake, picked peas and greens as well as hanging baskets were all on sale. “It was a slow start because of the weather,” Chipman said. There were plenty of berries and live music from deBreeze and Keys floated around the stand. Rocket Monty’s Hot Dogs & More served hot dogs and hamburgers and everyone was encouraged to plant a pumpkin seed and to bring the resulting pumpkin back in the fall to see whose is the biggest. One of the most popular items was free samples of Needham whoopie pies.

Chipman Farm Stand is open daily. For more information visit them on Facebook or

Saturday was also the grand opening celebration for 4x4 Group Buy, owned by Jason LaLiberty. The company that helps upgrade 4x4 vehicles is located at Turning Leaf Drive, next to Buck’s Naked Barbeque.

“It’s a good turn out. The rain held off,” LaLiberty said. Food was provided, a DJ blasted out tunes and raffles were held for the length of the party. “We had close to $1,500 in donations from vendors and stuff we did (from the store),” he said.

Find out more about 4x4 Group Buy at

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