This year’s Memorial Day Food Fair and Community Celebration at Tilly Pond Park will mark the 29 year that Post 53 has held the event.

Post 53 members work year round to prepare for this day of food, live entertainment, games, ambulance tours, and a silent auction. The famous food tents include food from local vendors and Post 53’s own recipes.

The event, which began in 1988, is a day of fun for the entire family and helps to maintain Darien EMS’s free service to the town.

Darien EMS-Post 53 is pre-selling admission tickets outside 17 retail and non-retail locations through May 27. Tickets will sell for $5 each and will be sold by young adult Post 53 members outside locations such as At Home In The Heights, Darien Doughnut, Darien Sport Shop, Dunkin Donuts, Fabricare Cleaners, Heights Pizza, Jake’s Place, Jimmy's Southside Tavern, Nielsen’s Florist & Garden Shop, Palmer’s Market, Ring’s End, Splash Car Wash, Stop & Shop Good Wives Shopping Center, Stop & Shop, Noroton Heights Shopping Center, Tengda Asian Bistro Darien, The Goose, Vavala’s Deli & Catering at a varying schedule.

Founded in 1970, Post 53 provides emergency medical services to the Darien community at the highest level of excellence, using Darien High School students, adult volunteers and paramedics. The members of Post 53 are committed to achieving and maintaining the highest level of training and skill in providing pre-hospital care and transport to the citizens of Darien. Post 53 is recognized locally and nationally as one of the finest emergency ambulance services in the United States, for its consistently high quality of pre-hospital emergency care.