Current and Upcoming Projects
Possible next projects include:
Paved Walking Track around Town Field
The Friends have been actively working with the Recreation Committee as well as the various groups who use Town Field to define a path for a convenient and safe walking track for the community. We have also secured quotes from various contractors on the installation of a paved walking track.
If you are interested in helping with this project and seeing it come to fruition - now is the time! We need your voice, energy, and assistance. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Tennis Court / All-Sports Court Exploratory Committee
(*seeking help with grant writing*)
We are pleased to have a few new members who are helping to research, define, and plan for much-needed repairs to the tennis courts located behind Varnum Brook Elementary School.
We have had a long-standing community interest in getting the courts back in shape for tennis friendlies, lessons, camps, practices and matches. We also have a new and growing interest in potentially fixing a portion of the multiple tennis courts to use for other recreational activities, like street/deck hockey and a basketball area for the younger set.
With only a small group of active board members and volunteers (also currently working toward a walking track on Town Field), simultaneous projects are all but impossible without additional support. Please join this new committee whose objectives will be: to pursue rehab of all or some of the town's tennis courts; to apply for grants available for such endeavors; and to see the project through.
Contact Sue with any suggestions or to sign-up for this committee.
YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT IS NEEDED
from our fund raisers, as well as your continued donations, will go toward
Upkeep on the playground and moving forward with Phase II to make Town Field a "Family Friendly Exercise Environment": The installment of a paved walking track, possibly including a new sand volleyball court.
Imagine the opportunity for movement for young and old - bikes, scooters,
strollers, walkers, joggers, roller blades...
Much-needed improvements to the tennis courts behind Varnum
Brook Elementary School.
A security camera that would pan Town Field, including
the playground, bandstand and other areas. Details to be determined.
OUR RECENT CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE COMMUNITY
In addition to large projects, we also contribute to the overall well-being of the Pepperell community in other ways:
- Providing a NM Scholarship
- Sprucing up the "Friends Park at Town Field" playground area - with deweeding, more woodchips, overgrowth clearing, and a new sign
- Providing a Summer Playground scholarship
- Replacing a lost/stolen strap on the handicap accessible swing
- Collaborating with Boy Scouts for a Summer Band Concert event
FRIENDS OF PEPPERELL IS A SUN-SAFE ORGANIZATION
tips and reminders to help you stay safe when you're outdoors in the sun...
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into everyday clothes. Use a
moisturizer with SPF 15 or 30 for everyday activities that don't put
you in the sun for extended periods. For long
stretches of time spent outside, choose a "broad-spectrum"
product. Look for the Skin Cancer Foundation's Seal of Approval for
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apply sunscreen 30 minutes before heading out into the sun. Reapply
it again right after going outside, in case you missed any spots. Reapply
sunscreen every two hours.
- For additional information, read this article submitted by one of our supporters.
mission of The Friends of Pepperell Recreation is to promote community
involvement for the betterment of the Pepperell community, its citizens
and its recreational facilities. Our goal is to encourage support through
both financial and volunteer opportunities for the broadening of services
and activities for all ages.
of Pepperell Recreation is a non-profit organization.
5th Annual Race
Pepperell Covered Bridge 5k
Thank you to all who helped make the 5th Annual Pepperell Covered Bridge 5k a success! It was a beautiful autumn morning with 200+ runners! With donations from our sponsors, we were able to award womens' and mens' top finishers in more than a dozen categories! And thanks to Donelan's and Kimball Fruit Farm, runners enjoyed cold water, apple cider and fresh apples at the finish line!
Our volunteer photographers captured many photos from the event - check them out here and on Facebook.
2016 Partner Sponsors:
1A Auto Inc
Pepperell Family Practice
2016 Supporting Partners:
Pepperell Auxiliary Police, PPD
North Middlesex Savings Bank
William M. Auffinger, D.D.S., P.C.
What to look for... Coming soon to Pepperell's Railroad Square!
Thanks to donations from the community, we've purchased a bike fix-it station for self-service maintenance along the historic rail trail.
The Fixit by Dero includes all the tools necessary to perform basic bike repairs - from changing a flat, to adjusting brakes and derailleurs.
This station will allow Pepperellites, and visiting rail trail riders alike, to keep safe while keeping active.
Installation is planned for the fall 2016.
YOU CAN HELP US
are currently seeking volunteers to join one of our committees:
* Paved Walking Track/Sand Volleyball Court Committee
* Tennis Court/Deck Hockey Exploratory Committee
* Town Wide Yard Sale Committee
* Used Bike Sale Committee
* Covered Bridge 5k Committee
Participate in a Friends meeting to
share your ideas for upcoming projects and help make them happen.
These are short-term commitments. If you would like to explore
joining our group, any of these opportunities is a great way to
see what we are all about.
Volunteer! Help with specific tasks or lend a hand during an event.
Thank you to our Business Supporters!
Masy Systems, Inc
Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank
Wilson Brothers HVAC, Inc
Hickory Ridge Landscaping
Nissitissit Group Ltd