The 2012 Mansfield Family Fun Night was bigger and better than ever this year, heralding the one night in the Mansfield downtown where the streets are closed to cars and foot traffic is the thing to negotiate.
Thousands of people, from Mansfield, Norton, Foxborough and other surrounding areas funnelled into North Main Street to join in the festivities.
Businesses and organizations ranging from home-made toys to the made their splash and drew attention from the half-mile of crowd. The Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce was there as well as the Mansfield Music and Arts Society, the Mansfield High School Robotics Team, the Mansfield Varsity Cheerleaders, Cheng Du, Casey O'Conors, Sweet 'n' Crafty and, of course, the presenters of the night, the Mansfield Downtown Business Association.
Mansfield's own board of selectmen chair Olivier Kozlowski put himself in the dunk tank, and jazz bands filled the air, seeming to set a tempo of onlookers' steps.
State Rep. Jay Barrows put up a bouncy castle for the kids and was on hand for the festivities.
A true night to remember, Mansfield Family Fun Night '12 will not soon be forgotten.