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Volunteering For and With You
to Improve Recreation in Pepperell

 
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Recent and Upcoming Projects

Paved Walking Path around Town Field

The Friends of Pepperell Recreation are pleased to have worked with various groups in Town to install a paved walking path around Town Field. The path was initially completed in the summer of 2020, with a 'grand opening' held in May, 2021.

We are grateful for your donations and support - it was a community effort that brought this convenient and safe walking path to fruition. It's so rewarding to see people of all ages using the path! If you haven't yet, stop by to check it out... Perhaps in conjunction with a Tuesday night summer band concert.


Bill Greathead Sitting Area

With approval from the Greathead Family, the Friends of Pepperell Recreation launched a fundraiser to establish a sitting area along the walking path on Town Field to honor Bill Greathead - an outstanding citizen, policeman, selectman, and friend. And the community support was overwhelming!

Thank you to everyone near and far who donated. An engraved granite bench was installed and unveiled in June, 2021. The remaining granite benches are due to arrive in August. It is a peaceful and relaxing spot that encourages one to "come sit awhile with me".


YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT IS NEEDED

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

Upkeep on the playground and maintaining Town Field as a "Family Friendly Exercise Environment".

Depending on interest and support:
- the possible addition of a sand volleyball court
- 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 scholarship to NM graduates
  • Installing a "fix-it" station and bike pump along the bike path in railroad square
  • Installing a new arch swing in the "Friends Park at Town Field" playground (July 2018) with the help of KRM Carpentry Inc and Craig R.
  • Sprucing up the playground area - with deweeding, more woodchips, and overgrowth clearing (spring 2019)
  • Replacing a damaged handicap accessible swing (spring 2019)

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.


Stay Tuned!

We are considering preparations for a Pepperell Covered Bridge 5k this fall... Update/details coming soon.

Another successful TWYS

Thank you to those who hosted yard sales, and those who purchased maps to shop the 60 yard sales around town in the Friends Annual Town Wide Yard Sale this spring!


HOW YOU CAN HELP US

Join! We are currently seeking volunteers to join one of our event/project Committees:
* Town Wide Yard Sale
* Used Bike Sale
* Covered Bridge 5k
* Sand Volleyball Court
* Tennis Court/Deck Hockey

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!

Lexvest

Masy Systems, Inc

Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank

Wilson Brothers HVAC, Inc

Hickory Ridge Landscaping

Nissitissit Group Ltd

KRM Carpentry Inc

 

 
Friends of Pepperell Recreation
PO Box 1533
Pepperell, MA 01463