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Volunteering For and With You
to Improve Recreation in Pepperell

 
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Current and Upcoming Projects


Paved Walking Track on Town Field

The Friends have been actively working with other groups who use Town Field to define the area for a convenient and safe walking space for the community. We have also secured quotes from various contractors on the installation of a paved walking track.

We are now at the stage where we are 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 spring/summer. If you are interested in helping, please contact us at info@friendsofpepperell.org.



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.

Please take a few minutes to complete the Town's Open Space and Recreation Plan Survey to show your interest in this recreational space, among others.

The group's next meeting will be held at the Lawrence Library - date TBD. Contact Sue with any suggestions or to sign-up for this committee.




YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT IS NEEDED

Proceeds from our fund raisers, as well as your continued donations, will go toward projects like:

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, 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 Summer Playground scholarship
  • Replacing a lost/stolen strap on the handicap accessible swing
  • Collaborating with Boy Scouts for a Summer Band Concert event
  • Adding woodchips to the Town Field playground area

FRIENDS OF PEPPERELL IS A SUN-SAFE ORGANIZATION

Providing tips and reminders to help you stay safe when you're outdoors in the sun...
  • Learn more about SunGuard™ — an easy-to-use laundry aid that washes UV protection right 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 these types of products.
  • Always 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.

FRIENDS OF PEPPERELL RECREATION MISSION STATEMENT

The 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.

The Friends of Pepperell Recreation is a non-profit organization.

 


Thank You!

3rd Annual Pepperell Covered Bridge 5k

The 3rd Annual Pepperell Covered Bridge 5k Run/Walk was a great success. Thank you to our sponsors, participants, volunteers, and race-day fans!

Visit the official race page on Facebook for photos from the event.



Recycle Your Reusables

Saturday, October 25, 2014 | 9:00am-2:00pm | Ayer-Shirley Middle School

Clean-out your space the "green" way. The Friends will be on-site to collect used bikes for our annual sale. Learn more at Recycle Your Reusables.



 

HOW YOU CAN HELP US

Join! We are currently seeking volunteers to join one of our committees:

* Paved Walking Track/Sand Volleyball Court Exploratory 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 see them come to fruition.

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

 

 
Friends of Pepperell Recreation
PO Box 1533
Pepperell, MA 01463