Volunteers welcome for garden, fitness subcommittees


    The North Smithfield Parks & Recreation Committee is currently soliciting volunteers for two subcommittees: the Halliwell Community Garden and a North Smithfield Running & Fitness Subcommittee. All passionate residents are encouraged to apply.

    The Community Garden Subcommittee will be chaired by Ann Lilley, and half of the farmed produce will be donated to the North Smithfield Food Pantry, while the other half is reserved for personal use. Read more about the project at https://nrinow.news/2021/05/05/n-s-council-green-lights-green-thumb-effort-for-halliwell-property/

    An informational meeting about the garden will be held on Friday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. Extra seedlings will be available, and attendees are invited to bring a container and a donation for the pantry. Questions can be directed to Lilley at jslilley@yahoo.com.

    The Running & Fitness Subcommittee will be chaired by Chase Fuller. Though in its nascent stages, this subcommittee will provide the community with fun ways to stay active in group settings throughout the year. This includes, but is not limited to: weekly group runs/walks, track workouts, and nature hikes. According to Fuller, there is considerable potential for the group to expand into other activities Fuller hopes to start meeting by Memorial Day and have the first events in late June or early July.

    The volunteer form can be found at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1D9-cB8w08Sb-2IDzW_k41UmOrpMogGbNe3q6x–_KLk/edit?fbclid=IwAR2YxAOjxeu0CSJqDShIuo49OjFZaNxqOkolQgU8i4envsvj3bXoAx1MVlY
    Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, and the committee is committed to creating an open and inclusive volunteer membership, according to a release.

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