Final concert, Snack Pack needs help: Five things to know in Burrillville this week

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Lemonade stand raises shelter funds

Ben’s annual Lemonade Stand, held Saturday, Aug. 7, on Maureen Circle, raised a record-breaking $3,871 for the Burrillville Animal Shelter, funds used to purchase food, medicine and other needed supplies for the animals in their care.

The community event has been organized by Mapleville resident Benjamin St. Pierre every year, for the past 12 consecutive years. In 2021, it featured dozens of raffles and activities thanks to support from local businesses and individuals. The family thanked all who helped out this week for the support.

Softball registrations extended

Registrations for the Burrillville Girls Softball Association’s Fall Ball league have been extended through Saturday, Aug. 21. The league offers 8u, 10u and 12u divisions and games are played on weekend afternoons at Hauser Park to accommodate other fall activities. The season begins in mid-September and runs through the first week of November.

To register, visit https://www.burrillvillegirlssoftball.com/

Snack Pack program in need of help

The Burrillville Weekend Snack Pack program, which provides food for town students in need on weekends through the school year, is in need of food and monetary donations.  Checks can be made out to “Burrillville Weekend Snack Pack” and delivered/mailed to: Burrillville Parks & Recreation Department, 200 Clear River Drive, Oakland, RI  02858. To donate food items contact the Burrillville Parks & Recreation Department at (401) 568-9470 or parksandrec@burrillville.org for a list of suggested items.

The weekend

Paul Juneau Music will perform at Johnny’s Victory Diner on Friday, Aug. 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. with a show on the outdoor patio.

It is the final week for the Riverwalk Concert Series with The Black Tie Band finishing off the season on Saturday, Aug. 21 at the Stillwater Mill Pavilion with a free show starting at 6 p.m.

The Burrillville Farmer’s Market will be held at the same location Saturday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m

Town meetings

The Burrillville School Committee will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 17 at the Burrillville High School media center starting at 6 p.m. Residents can attend in person or watch the meeting via live-stream. The agenda can be found here.

The Burrillville Conservation Commission will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 17 starting at 7 p.m. in-person at the American Legion at 103 Harrisville Main St. The agenda can be found here.

The Harrisville Fire District will hold a meeting in executive session on Tuesday, Aug. 17 for an agenda found here.

The Burrillville Town Council will hold a meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 18 starting at 7 p.m. in-person at the town building at 105 Harrisville Main St. The agenda and link to attend virtually can be found here

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