Friday, August 27, 2010

Thompson Cleanup Completed

Although this year's Thompson French River cleanup was cancelled by the organizers, that didn't stop us from working on "our" section from Perryville to Wilsonville. We found very little lightweight trash like plastic bottles, so we left them for another time and concentated on heavyweight items: two pickup truck doors, a large compressed gas tank, a waterlogged couch cushion, and the usual assortment of tires and bicycles. On August 26 Norma O'Leary and grandsons Karlin and Jarrett Thomas helped drag out the last of it and carry it to the recycling center.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Leovich Landing Launch Installed

On Aug 12, volunteers installed the canoe/kayak launch at Leovich Landing, accomplishing one of the major goals of the project. The launch was constructed by Lavallee Construction from granite curbstones donated by the town of Oxford. Volunteers included Charles Perzanoski, Jean Hixson, Tom Ryzewski, Janet Blanchette, and Dick Kister.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

French River Day Picnic September 18

Our annual members picnic will be held at Buffumville Lake Saturday September 18 3-6pm, rain or shine. We will supply hamburgers, hot dogs, condiments, plates, and utensils.

Please bring a potluck dish, dessert, or beverages to share.

Bring chairs!

If you're planning to attend, please RSVP to Elaine or call 508-943-2698, and let her know what you'll be bringing.

For directions and other information, click here.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Dam Trail Race Run August 7

Over 120 runners left the starting line at 9am August 7 to compete in two simultaneous races held at Hodges Village.
The weather was perfect, and the runners appreciated the clear marking of the course. And we appreciate our many volunteers who assisted in making this a smooth and safe event, our sponsors whose contributions made this our most successful fundraising event ever and our other supporters who generously provided food and prizes. Thank you all!

Special gratitude is due to Race Director John Grenier and his team for all their hard work in making this such a success.

Bike Raffle Winner

Ernie Benoit is the winner of the Bike raffle! His winning ticket was drawn from approximately 300 at the Dam Trail Race. Ernie can redeem his prize at Southbridge Bicycles. Thanks to all who bought tickets.