We all know Aaron Hernandez took the top spot for Bristol this year. However, there is one event that truly showed what Bristol is all about. The Rockwell Park festival clearly displayed the true pride and community support of Bristol. What a shining moment the event was.
The Rockwell Park Summer Festival was a huge success. The turn out was estimated to be around 12,000. Last years festival gathered about 5,000. The goal for the festival was to support the revitalization of the West End and Bristol and it did!
It should be safe to say that Mr. & Mrs. Rockwell would have been proud if they were there. The Rockwell’s donated their land for this purpose.
The Festival was a perfect way to showcase Bristol in a positive light. The West End association in coordination this year with Bristol Rising proved to be very successful.
One Bristol resident said it perfectly ” I feel like I’m at Lake Compounce”.
If this is any indication of things to come, Bristol is definitely Rising. Hard work from so many people, groups and organizations paid off.
We hope all this hard work and community support will lead to some physical progress on the former mall site.
Hopefully 2014 will be the year for downtown’s promised revitalization.