Division I champs, volunteers wanted: Five things to know in Burrillville this week


Division I Champs

Congratulations to the undefeated Burrillville Broncos High School varsity football team on winning the first Division I championship in team history. The Broncos clenched the regular season title game at Alumni Field with a 19-14 win Saturday, April 24 over Cumberland.

The win marks fifth consecutive division title for the team. The Broncos now move on to the semi-finals with a game against East Greenwich on Saturday, May 1 at Alumni Field starting at noon.

Leagues seek…

Burrillville Little League is in need of help in the concession and high school students are welcome to earn needed community service hours. Those interested should contact Autumn with their availability Monday through Friday.

The Burrillville Glocester Youth Soccer Association is seeking sponsors for the fall season. The league is sponsor looking to support 85 to 90 teams in 2021, and sponsor business names will appear on the back of team jerseys. To learn more and apply, fill out the form found here.

Armenian flag

For those who spotted the extra flag hanging outside of Burrillville Town Hall, the Armenian flag was raised in remembrance of the Armenian genocide, in which more than 1 million people were killed. President Joe Biden recognized the 106th anniversary of the massacre, which began on April 24, 1915.

Arts festival

The Burrillville Arts & Crafts Festival Committee is looking for volunteers to both help at the event – scheduled this year for September 18 and 19 – and take part in planning for the annual festival throughout the year.

To learn more, contact the committee via the Burrillville Arts Festival Facebook page.

Town meetings

The Burrillville Redevelopment Agency will hold a meeting on Tuesday, April 27 at 7 p.m. at 1477 Victory Highway. Residents can attend via Zoom with an agenda and link found here.

The Pascoag Fire District will hold a meeting on Tuesday, April 27 starting at 6 p.m. at 141 Howard Ave. An agenda and instructions to attend virtually are here.

The Burrillville Town Council will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday, April 28 at 7 p.m. at the Wallace Lee Safety Complex. Residents can view the agenda and instructions to attend virtually here.

The Oakland Mapleville Fire District will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 28 starting at 7 p.m. at the fire station at 46 Oakland School St. The agenda can be found here.

And a bonus “thing”: Scholarship Dinner

Tonight is the night – Monday, April 26 – for the Burrillville Lions Club’s scholarship dinner. Help the Lions raise funds to provide scholarships for Burrillville High School graduates. Advance tickets were sold, but are not required for the event, which will also feature multiple raffles.

Just stop in at Serios Pizzarama on Church Street anytime between 4 and 8 p.m. tonight for an eat-in or take-out pasta dinner, with all proceeds to go toward scholarships for members of the BHS graduating class.

To have your order ready in advance call Lion Gregg at (401) 309-6919.

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