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Upton Lights Up the Sky: A Spectacular Fireworks Festival

Despite the threat of rain, the Upton Men’s Club’s annual Fireworks Festival on Saturday, June 22nd was a resounding success! The Upton community came together for an evening of fun, food, and fantastic pyrotechnics.

Luck was on our side, as the clouds parted and the rain stopped just in time for the main event. Our dedicated volunteer team worked tirelessly to ensure the show went on, and their efforts paid off with a dazzling fireworks display that lit up the night sky.

The festival offered something for everyone. Children enjoyed a variety of activities, while local bands kept the crowd entertained with live music throughout the evening. Food vendors provided a wide array of delicious options, satisfying hungry festival-goers of all ages.

We’d like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all the volunteers, sponsors, and community members who made this event possible. Your support and enthusiasm are what make Upton such a special place to live.

By |2024-07-01T17:03:03-04:00July 1, 2024|Events|Comments Off on Upton Lights Up the Sky: A Spectacular Fireworks Festival

2024 Cornhole Tournament

The Upton Men’s Club hosted its highly anticipated annual Cornhole Tournament on June 8th, bringing together community members for a day filled with friendly competition, great food, and a shared commitment to supporting local projects. This event is a cornerstone fundraiser for the club, enabling us to fund various initiatives that benefit our local community.

With perfect weather gracing the event, participants and spectators alike enjoyed a vibrant atmosphere. The blue skies and warm sunshine set the stage for a day of exciting cornhole matches, where teams showcased their skills and battled it out for the top spot. The competition was fierce, but the camaraderie and sportsmanship displayed by all made the event truly special.

No Upton Men’s Club event is complete without delicious food and beverages, and this year’s tournament was no exception. The grill was going strong, serving up mouth-watering burgers, hot dogs, and other barbecue favorites. Meanwhile, the taps were flowing with a selection of refreshing brews, ensuring that everyone stayed hydrated and happy throughout the day.

We owe a huge debt of gratitude to our generous sponsors who made this event possible. Their support, particularly through the purchase of custom cornhole boards, was instrumental in ensuring the success of the tournament. These beautifully crafted boards not only added a unique touch to the competition but also served as a testament to the strong community spirit that defines Upton.

A heartfelt thank you to all who attended and contributed to the Upton Men’s Club Cornhole Tournament. Your involvement and generosity ensure that we can continue to fund and support important projects within our community. Here’s to many more successful events in the future!

Thank you to our sponsors!

Combat Veterans
Double Bubble
Craftech
Lab of Trades
Rushfords
Tamagni
Ken’s Pool
Resilience Firness
Bartlett Brothers
Abel Septic
Webster Carpentry
Moran Environmental Recovery
By |2024-06-11T12:47:41-04:00June 9, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2024 Cornhole Tournament

Upton Men’s Club Derby Party Raises Funds and Spirits

On a beautiful spring day last Saturday, the grounds of Shining Rock Golf Club were filled with fancy hats, sport jackets and derby day excitement. The Upton Men’s Club (UMC) hosted their annual Kentucky Derby watch party to a sold-out crowd.

The festive event was made even more special with a unique guest – Ozzie, a retired thoroughbred racehorse from Red Rock Stables. Attendees enjoyed posing for photos with the majestic animal while sipping cocktails and trying their luck at derby-themed prize raffles and games.

As the main event races played on the club’s numerous TV screens, the crowd cheered their bets and fancy Derby outfits were judged for best dressed. The fun and fundraising success was welcome news for the UMC, a civic organization devoted to supporting local community needs.

“The Kentucky Derby party has become an annual tradition our members and guests look forward to,” said UMC Derby organizer Brad Webster. “Not only is it a fun social event, but it raises important funds for the many programs and services the UMC provides in our area.”

The UMC works to enhance the community by contributing volunteer efforts and financial resources to fill gaps where public funding falls short. Their activities include hosting senior citizen dinners, coordinating community beautification efforts, and supporting youth programs. Proceeds from events like the Derby party allow the club’s mission to continue.

Webster expressed gratitude to the guests and many local businesses who donated raffle prizes and sponsored the event. “The community support enables us to have an even greater positive impact with the money raised.”

As the Upton Men’s Club marked another successful watch party in the books, members already have an eye towards their next major fundraising events – the annual UMC Corn Hole and Golf Tournaments. Using local resources and partnerships, the club continues its commitment to making Upton an even better place to live, work and raise a family.

By |2024-05-07T09:42:41-04:00May 7, 2024|Events|Comments Off on Upton Men’s Club Derby Party Raises Funds and Spirits

2024 Easter Egg Hunt

The cold rain may have been coming down, but it couldn’t put a damper on the Upton Men’s Club Annual Easter Egg Hunt fun! When soggy weather forced the event indoors on March 23rd, the Memorial School gym and cafeteria became the best alternate venue.  Despite being indoors, the Upton Men’s Club and co-sponsors Upton Police Association and Upton Fire/EMS Association still pulled off an egg-ceptional event.

The Upton Police rolled out a cruiser for kids to check out, granting their wishes to get a peek inside. Not to be outdone, Upton Fire/EMS brought along a real fire truck and rescue vehicle to dazzle the crowd.

Hundreds of eager egg hunters and their families didn’t let the gloomy skies stop the festivities. Kids of all ages got to meet the Easter Bunny and have professional photos taken to capture the special moment.

While awaiting their turn for the main egg-hunting events, youngsters stayed entertained at 8 arts and crafts stations set up by the amazing Team Ava volunteers. The group raised funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through the day’s activities.

The Upton Bloomers Girls wouldn’t let the rain stop them from selling their delicious baked goods either! Families could grab some sweet treats while exploring all the other fun happenings.

Of course, the main events were the two egg hunts split up by age groups to give everyone a fair chance at snagging those candy-filled prize eggs. You could practically feel the buzz of excitement in the air as the littlest hunters prepared for their turn!  It took only 90 seconds for the kids to pick up every last egg!!

In the spirit of community, the event collected hundreds of non-perishable food items donated to the Upton Senior Center, United Parish, and St. Gabriel’s food pantries.

Thanks to all the families who came out to make memories, and huge kudos to our amazing partners and volunteers- especially the incredible Team Ava group.

Donate to Team Ava
By |2024-03-23T16:20:07-04:00March 23, 2024|Events|Comments Off on 2024 Easter Egg Hunt

Valentines Dance

The Upton Men’s Club proudly hosted its annual “Me and my Valentine” dance on February 4th, 2024, at the Miscoe Hill Middle School. The event was a resounding success, with DJ Ronnie Auger setting the mood by spinning lively tunes that kept everyone on their feet throughout the night. Attendees enjoyed capturing sweet moments at the polaroid photo booth, indulging in delicious snacks and refreshing drinks, and, most importantly, creating unforgettable memories through hours of joyful dancing.   Thanks for making it a memorable evening!

By |2024-02-08T20:16:14-05:00February 8, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Valentines Dance

UMC Supports our Police

The Upton Men’s Club recently donated $2,500 to the Upton Police Department to alleviate costs associated with enrolling officers in the Sigma Wellness program, a groundbreaking initiative aimed at enhancing law enforcement officers’ cardiovascular health. Developed by experts in cardiology and law enforcement, the Sigma program provides comprehensive screenings and support services tailored to assess and mitigate cardiovascular risks among officers. This initiative is particularly crucial given the significant impact of daily stressors inherent in police work on officers’ health, as chronic stress has been linked to increased risk of cardiovascular issues among law enforcement personnel. By sponsoring the participation of Upton’s police force in this program, the Men’s Club demonstrates its commitment to addressing the health challenges faced by officers, highlighting the crucial role that community organizations play in supporting law enforcement agencies and promoting public safety initiatives.

By |2024-02-08T20:11:30-05:00February 8, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on UMC Supports our Police

Senior Dinners

Every third Friday, the friendly fellows of the Upton Men’s Club arrive in the new Upton Community and Senior Center kitchen ready to prepare a tasty meal for our town’s seniors. On December 15th, we wrapped up 2023’s dinners on a happy note by serving broccoli chicken ziti with a rich alfredo sauce for over 40 Upton senior residents. Our eager high school volunteers came ready to cheerfully serve every senior attendee. The dining hall buzzed with lively conversation and Christmas music as the students dished out piping hot helpings of nourishing food to their honored guests. The hearty main course, and festive gingerbread men with ice cream for dessert filled smiling faces as we enjoyed time together.

We’re already planning more happy community Fridays full of friendship in the new year! These meals nourish our souls and bring residents together. Sincere thanks to all our senior friends for making every dinner a delightful success. We look forward to more great food and fellowship when we meet again next! From the Upton Men’s Club to all our local friends – happy dining!

By |2023-12-20T18:14:42-05:00December 20, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Senior Dinners

Salvation Army Bell Ringing

Every year for the first 3 Saturdays in December the Upton Mens Club rings the bell for the Salvation Army. Come by and see us at the Post Office, the Coffee Bean and Dunkin Donuts from 9 till Noon.  Thank you for your support!

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By |2023-12-20T17:16:37-05:00December 20, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Salvation Army Bell Ringing

Santa Breakfast ATV Raffle

Ho ho ho! The jolly folks at the Upton Men’s Club joyfully hosted our annual Santa’s Breakfast extravaganza at the Upton Fire Department HQ on December 3rd. Loads of smiling kids eagerly gobbled up yummy pancakes cheerfully cooked up by our merry Men’s Club. We felt fortunate that the one and only Santa Claus took time out of his busy schedule to meet the eager children and hear their Christmas wishes.

The excitement peaked when Santa reached his hand into the raffle barrel and pulled out the lucky ticket belonging to none other than Arthur Knowles! Congratulations Arthur on winning the grand prize ATV! The children’s eyes lit up to see Santa work his magic right before them.

We send a huge, heartfelt thanks to all the families of Upton who merrily supported this event, making it a smashing and festive success. The laughter of happy children enjoying Santa’s visit was a true Christmas gift to us all! We appreciate you spreading holiday cheer with the Upton Men’s Club and look forward to seeing your smiling faces again next year!

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By |2023-12-20T18:11:57-05:00December 20, 2023|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Santa Breakfast ATV Raffle

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