Interested in helping over the cold weather season?
Current and Upcoming Projects
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.
The group's next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 11 at 7:00pm at the Lawrence Library. Contact Sue with any questions or to sign-up for this committee.
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.
As of Fall 2013, we are 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 winter/spring/summer. If you are interested in helping, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, 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
- Planning to freshen up the playground wood chips
FRIENDS OF PEPPERELL IS A SUN-SAFE ORGANIZATION
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.
- 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.
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.
Save the Dates!
Annual Town Wide Yard Sale and Used Bike Sale
had more than 60 yard sales registered for the 2013 Friends of Pepperell's
Annual Town Wide Yard Sale! Thank you to those who registered as
well as those who purchased maps and shopped - this is one of our
most successful fundraising events.
This year's event will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Registration form available now.
Annual Covered Bridge 5k Run/Walk
The 2nd Annual Pepperell Covered Bridge 5k Run/Walk was a resounding success. 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.
This year's race will be held on Sunday, September 28, 2014.
YOU CAN HELP US
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
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.