Earth Day photo contest, waiting Tykes & Miss Teen RI: Five things to know in Glocester this week


Cemetery work

The Glocester Historical Cemetery Committee kicked off the 2023 clean up season by repairing and erecting damaged headstones at the Turner-Cook Lot, GL 6. Four Revolutionary War veterans are buried in the lot, along with one Civil War veteran, according to volunteer John Keach. One of the headstones unearthed and returned to upright position was the stone of Olive Hammond, the wife of Revolutionary War veteran Nathan Hammond, who was born in 1767 and died on October 9, 1840.

Keach noted that all of the town’s historical cemeteries have now been cleaned at least once during the past four years, and many have been cleaned annually.

“This is a very satisfying and rewarding activity that greatly benefits the town and takes only a couple of hours once a week during good weather,” noted Keach.

Volunteers are always welcome and should contact the committee.

Earth Day contest

The Glocester Recreation Department is running a trash cleanup photo contest for the chance to win a recreation summer fun basket with gift cards. To enter, clean up trash from any town roadway and post a photo comment on the department’s Facebook page below the contest flyer. The commission will vote on the best photo submitted.

Coaches needed

The Burrillville Glocester Youth Soccer Association is seeking coaches for the Tiny Tykes soccer program, which runs from May 10 to June 28. Registration for the program, open to kids born between 2018 and 2020, is currently full and more coaches are needed for kids currently on a wait list. The commitment is just one hour per week, with coaching materials and assistance provided.

Register here.

Miss Teen Rhode Island

Glocester resident Julia Bruno, a senior at Ponaganet High School, has been chosen as a finalist in the 2023 Miss Rhode Island Teen USA pageant and her family is seeking help from the community to make the campaign a success. Those who would like to sponsor the contestant and businesses able to provide needed services such as hair, makeup and jewelry are asked to message her mother Samantha Bruno.

Town meetings

The Glocester Housing Authority will hold a meeting on Tuesday, April 11 staring at 7 p.m. in the community room at Pine Meadow at 56 Victory Highway. The agenda is here.

The Glocester Land Trust will hold a meeting on Tuesday, April 11 starting at 7 p.m. at Glocester Town Hall at 1145 Putnam Pike. The agenda is here.

The Glocester Town Council will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, April 12 starting at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall at 1145 Putnam Pike. The agenda is here.

The Glocester Conservation Commission will hold a meeting on Thursday, April 13 at Town Hall at 1145 Putnam Pike starting at 7 p.m. The agenda is here.

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