Our Current Fund Raising Effort:
FOR A UNIQUE WAY TO CELEBRATE
OR COMMEMORATE A SPECIAL EVENT?
your mark (literally!) while supporting the Friends of Pepperell
Recreation's mission to enhance the recreational spaces of Pepperell. Our "Helping Hands Wall" is located in
the lower level of the Pepperell Community Center. Help us fill
the room with even more hand prints - it's a fun and lasting way
for young and old to show your support!
Please call (978-835-0133) or email for more information and to schedule your group - it's a great way
Celebrate a birthday
Commemorate a sports team's season or a scouting troop's year
~ Honor a special person, event or day
donation per hand print (individuals and small groups). $25 donation
for larger groups (up to 15 hand prints).
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 at Town Field, including a new sand volleyball court.
Imagine the opportunity for movement for young and old - bikes, scooters,
strollers, walkers, joggers, roller blades...
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.
In addition to large projects, we also contribute to the overall well-being of the Pepperell community in other ways, like:
- Providing a Summer Playground scholarship
- Replacing a lost/stolen strap on the handicap accessible swing
- Collaborating with Boy Scouts Troop 13 for an event at the July 30 Summer Band Concert
- Planning to freshen up the playground wood chips
tips and reminders to help you stay safe when you're outdoors in the sun...
more about SunGuard™
— an easy-to-use laundry aid that washes UV protection right
into everyday clothes.
moisturizer with SPF 15 or 30 for everyday activities that don't put
you in the sun for extended periods.
stretches of time spent outside, choose a "broad-spectrum"
product. Look for the Skin Cancer Foundation's Seal of Approval for
these types of products.
apply sunscreen 30 minutes before heading out into the sun. Reapply
it again right after going outside, in case you missed any spots.
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.
Tennis Court Exploratory Committee Forming
Please contact us if you are interested in 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. Will need committee chairperson as well.
Interested in helping over the cold weather season?
The Friends have been actively working with other groups who use Town Field and getting quotes from various contractors on the creation of a paved walking track.
As of October 2013, we are at the stage where we will begin working with the Town of Pepperell to realize our goal of a walking track on Town Field.
We are looking for help with project planning, preparation, and installation over the fall/winter/spring. If you are interested in helping to support this, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2nd Annual Pepperell Covered Bridge 5k Run/Walk was a resounding success. This year, nearly 300 people participated in what has now become a fall tradition in Pepperell. Thank you to all who participated, volunteered and donated their time to the event.
Save the Date
Next year's Covered Bridge 5k will be held on Sunday, September 28, 2014.
YOU CAN HELP US
Participate in a Friends meeting to
share your ideas for upcoming projects and help see them come to
are currently seeking volunteers to join one of our committees:
* Paved Walking Track/Sand Volleyball Court Exploratory Committee
* Tennis Court Exploratory Committee
* Used Bike Sale Committee
* Town Wide Yard Sale Committee
* Covered Bridge 5k Committee
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.
Help with specific tasks or lend a hand during an event.