Readers submit final photos for Burrillville Earth Day time capsule


BURRILLVILLE – The deadline for submission of pictures for possible inclusion in an Earth Day time capsule passed this week, and residents submitted a final set of photos to be entered in the contest.

The contest, put on by the Burrillville Earth Day Committee, gave readers a chance to send in a picture of their favorite place in town, with the hope to show those who dig up the capsule in 50 years how the town looked in 2020. Submissions could optionally include how participants thought the same place might look in 50 years.

The time capsule is set to be buried in conjunction with the town’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

While the future of that event, along with others such as Burrillville’s annual Earth Day clean-up, has not yet been determined, NRI NOW will still offer readers an opportunity to choose the best five pictures to be buried in the capsule on the grounds of the Assembly Theatre. Readers should watch for the chance to vote on their favorite pictures in the upcoming weeks.

Whether buried in a video event that adheres to social distancing requirements, or put off to a later date, the time capsule event will happen at some time in the future, to be announced.

Below is the final set of submissions. Additional photos can be found here, here, here and here. Details of the contest can be found here.

This is a picture of Wilson’s Reservoir and we don’t want it change.           Submitted by Evan and Melissa Makowski
This is a picture of Pout Pond at Buck Hill Management Area. We don’t ever want to see this place change. So peaceful and beautiful.
Submitted by Evan and Melissa Makowski
Set in Firefighter’s Park in the village of Harrisville is the home to the World Trade Center steel artifact #L-0021. This artifact is dedicated as a tribute to the brave firefighters, police officers, and emergency personnel who gave their lives while aiding their fellow man following the unprecedented act of terrorism against our country. Their courage, compassion, and loyalty to their duty during a time of national distress defines the strength and character of our great nation. NEVER FORGET.
Submitted by Aliza Richard
The picturesque center piece of the Burrillville community shows the past and current beauty of this community. The Harrisville Dam at Mill Pond located in the center on town on East Avenue.
Submitted by Aliza Richard
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