FOX25 Morning News is heading to Natick on Friday, July 18, for a Zip Trip. Natick residents and viewers are invited to join co-hosts Gene Lavanchy and Shannon Mulaire, meteorologist Shiri Spear, news commentator Doug "VB" Goudie, and reporter Lilly Hopkins for the live broadcast from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Town Common, 1 Common St.
The FOX25 Morning News crew has made stops in more than 190 communities in 11 seasons of Zip Trips. The live broadcasts give citizens across New England “bragging rights” and a chance to show us what makes their hometown a great place to live. The complete 2014 Zip Trip schedule can be found on myfoxboston.com
Neighbors, residents and kids of all ages who want to share their "Natick Pride" are encouraged to be part of our live audience. We'll have special guests and features that celebrate the unique qualities of Natick. Explore the town, meet the people, enjoy specialty food demonstrations, check out our Kids’ Fun Zone and take part in on-site activities.
· Taste of the Town: Local restaurants, cafés or bakeries demonstrate savory dishes and sweet treats!
· Home Town Team: A salute to a youth or senior team ranging from baseball and soccer to the local running club!
· Zip Trip Trivia: VB tries to stump a special guest with town trivia.
· Home Town Hero: Meet the local hero who helps out whenever needed! We'll feature a resident who's making a difference.
- On the Market: Why is Natick a great place to live? Preview homes in three price points and hear about schools, services and recreation.
- Firehouse Fridays: Natick’s finest will be honored for all they do.
- Talk of the Town: Every town has one – the local character in Natick.
- Zip Trip Fan of the Week: We'll pick someone from the crowd as our Fan of the Week.
- High Speed Deal: On-site scavenger hunt game for Zip Trip attendees.
- Zip Trip Jr. Reporter: We'll select a young viewer from the crowd to help us with a few reporter duties.
- Kids’ Fun Zone: Bouncy house and children’s activities.
- Town Tour: Check out Natick’s best eats, must-see attractions, hidden gems, and little known landmarks!
- Morning Warm-up: Rise and shine with a few morning exercises.
Zip Trip attendees will also have the chance to register to win a new Mazda3! Other prizes, games, and free product sampling (while supplies last) will be part of the fun provided by our Zip Trip partners.
Submitted by WFXT-TV.