Painting with ponies, budget changes: Five things to know in Glocester this week

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Stuffed comfort

This month, the West Glocester Fire Department has been collecting stuffed animal donations for After Fire Victims Outreach, a volunteer-run nonprofit that assists families in the area displaced by disasters. The organization is in need of comfort animals, which they provide to children during crisis.

New or clean, gently used stuffed animals can be dropped off at the West Glocester Fire Department at 2410 Putnam Pike seven days a week, or to the After Fire Victims Outreach headquarters at 30 Meeting St. in Cumberland.

This week, the department thanked all who have already donated to the drive.

Early voting

Early voting for the 2022 primary election will begin on Wednesday, August 24 and run through Monday, Sept. 12 at Glocester Town Hall at 1145 Putnam Pike. Those who would like to cast a vote in advance of the primary scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 13 can do so during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Residents must bring a valid photo ID to cast a ballot.

ZAP cleanup

The town of Glocester is participating in ZAP 50 on Saturday, August 27, a massive cleanup of towns across the Blackstone Valley marking the 50th anniversary of Operation Zero Out Pollution from 1972. The event hopes to replicate the historic cleanup – the largest of its kind in history – by attracting more than 10,000 volunteers.

Read more about the event here and here, or sign up to do your part at zaptheblackstone.com.

Painting with Ponies

Sundance Stables at at 164 Old Snake Hill Road invites guests to create a masterpiece with a favorite herd member this Saturday, August 27 starting at 4 p.m. Participants at Painting with the Ponies will choose colors and partner with a favorite horse, then watch what they put on the canvas.

Space is limited and reservations are required at $25 per painting. Sign up for the rain or shine event at (401) 641-5788,

Town meetings

The West Glocester Fire District will hold a meeting on Tuesday, August 23 at 5:30 p.m., rescheduled from Tuesday, August 9, at 2410 Putnam Pike. The agenda can be found here.

The Glocester Town Council will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, August 23 starting at 7 p.m. at Town Hall at 1145 Putnam Pike. The agenda, found here, will include cuts to the town budget. Read more on the issue here.

The Glocester Historic District Commission will hold a meeting on Wednesday, August 24 starting at 7 p.m. at Glocester Town Hall. The agenda is here.

The Glocester Land Trust will not be holding their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, August 23.

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