Summer recreation, Vendor Fair: Five things to know in Glocester this week

Glocester resident David Hovey stopped by Ponaganset High School this week to deliver a custom medal to Jacob Joyce to acknowledge his win in the New England wrestling championships.

Summer recreation

The Glocester Recreation Department has announced a line up of summer activities geared toward youth, all starting at the end of this month. The town will offer summer distance running conditioning, youth tennis and the learn to swim program.

More information and links to register are available on the town’s Recreation Department web page here.

Vendor fair

Glad Tidings Community Church at 111 Victory Highway will host a vendor fair on Sunday, June 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is open to the public and will include food trucks, and the chance to shop with many local crafters and vendors. All are invited to attend.

Firefighter’s Memorial

Firefighters from Glocester, including the departments of Chepachet, Harmony and West Glocester, will participate in the Northern Rhode Island Firefighter’s League 96th annual Memorial Service on Sunday, June 12. The event will be hosted by Harrisville Hose Company #1 at Firefighter’s Memorial Park in Harrisville, just across from the fire station on at the park Callahan School Street, starting at 10 a.m.

The event will take place rain or shine and will also include participation by the Harrisville, Pascoag, Oakland-Mapleville, Wallum Lake and Nasonville Fire Departments. The public is invited to attend.

Best of RI

Congratulations to Brown & Hopkins Country Store on their win in Rhode Island Monthly’s “Best of RI.” The Chepachet store will be celebrated along with other winners from across the state at a party at Roger Williams Park Zoo on Thursday, July 21.

Town meetings

The Glocester Economic Development Commission will hold a meeting on Tuesday, June 7 at Glocester Town Hall 1145 Putnam Pike starting at 7 p.m. The agenda is here.

The Foster-Glocester School Committee will hold a meeting on Tuesday, June 7 in the Ponaganset High School Library starting at 7 p.m. The agenda is here.

The Glocester Board of Contracts and Purchases will hold a meeting on Wednesday, June 8 at Glocester Town Hall starting at 10 a.m. The agenda is here.

The Glocester Conservation Commission is scheduled to hold a meeting on Thursday, June 9 starting at 7 p.m. The agenda is expected to be published on the Secretary of State’s website 48 hours in advance.

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