Thursday, November 24, 2011
The YMCA’s fourth annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Run raises money for financial assistance.
The Newman YMCA held its fourth annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Run this morning with more than 350 participants running to raise money for the YMCA’s financial aid program. This is the fourth year for the run, and for some it has become part of their Thanksgiving Day tradition. YMCA director Luca DelBorgo noted that he saw many people wearing the T-shirts from the previous years’ events. “People get to burn off calories before they eat them,” said YMCA executive director Jeanine Achin. The runners’ entry fees of $25 will go entirely to helping fund financial assistance for those who need it to continue with their various YMCA programs. This could range from keeping kids in after-school programs or helping the elderly pay for their …
A look at the stores and restaurants that are open on Thanksgiving Day.
All town offices and all liquor stores are closed for the Thanksgiving Day, but some businesses will be open during the holiday. Trash pickup will be delayed by one day due to the holiday, according to the Department of Public Works. Thursday pickup will be on Friday and Friday pickup will be on Saturday. The DPW Transfer Station will also be closed Thursday and Friday, but will open from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday. Town offices and the Seekonk Public library will also be closed on Friday.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
A few Seekonk residents shared what they are thankful for this holiday.
The things most often associated with Thanksgiving are the big turkey dinner, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, or the various high school and NFL games – as well as giving thanks. A few Seekonk residents shared what they're thankful for this year. “I’m thankful for my family. That they live in town, close by and they’re all healthy,” said Town Clerk Jan Parker. Former assistant clerk Susan Wagner shared similar sentiments, saying that while every family can be a little crazy, they will always love you. “I’m very grateful that we all have family who loves us.” Beverly Rathbun is doing her part to help those in need by encouraging her piano students to donate to Doorways food pantry and then matching their donations. “I’m thankful that I …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Seekonk Human Services will be delivering baskets filled with all the ingredients for a Thanksgiving dinner as well as delivering hot meals to those who may be alone on the holiday.
Seekonk Human Services has worked to fill baskets with the traditional Thanksgiving Day dinner staples to give to those in need this holiday. The baskets will be filled with donated items such as string beans, potatoes, stuffing and, of course, turkeys. Rene Andrews and Anne Libby spent their Monday morning preparing the baskets and piling in the canned goods and other items. A handful of students from the South Coast Educational Collaborative also helped with the effort by unloading a car that was filled to capacity with donations and bringing them to the upstairs senior center where the goods could be put into each basket. In additional to the baskets of supplies, Human Services will also be delivering hot meals on Thanksgiving Day. The …
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
More than 60,000 Rhode Islanders rely on food pantries to help meet their basic food needs.
The Rhode Island Community Food Bank — the only food bank in the state — aims to collect an additional 350,000 pounds of food between now and Dec. 30 during its annual Holiday Meal Drive. The food bank, as always, is in serious need of donations. It provides food to 122 member emergency food pantries throughout RI and Southeastern Massachusetts, including the Seekonk Portuguese SDA Church, 781 Newman Ave. More than 60,000 Rhode Islanders rely on the Rhode Island Community Food Bank’s statewide network of emergency food pantries to help meet their basic food needs. “Most of us think of the holidays as a time of plenty, but many people in Rhode Island are struggling to put food on the table,” says Andrew Schiff, CEO of the Rhode Island …