ABOUT TOWN: 2011 Stoughton Truck Show; Time Line Dedication (And More...)
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2011 TRUCK SHOW: The Stoughton Community Events Committee presents a fun time for the kids this Sunday, September 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the parking lot of the O'Donnell Middle School.
If you saw the July 4th parade, then you must remember "Showtime," the big truck from Bob & Jean Raymond, that spit fire, and left rubber all over the parade route. On Sunday, you can watch their big Mack do burnouts in the OMS parking lot.
Bob & Jean will make their mark once again--on Stoughton and its pavement. Those who suffer from asthma should stay clear--the smoke is intense.
There will also be trucks for the kids to see and feel from the Massachusetts National Guard, Minuteman Fire Apparatus, Tri State Kenworth, Inc., Ballard Mack Trucks, Stoughton Public Works, Front End Loaders and Big Rig Tow Trucks.
CYCLES FOR A GOOD CAUSE: The 5th Annual Cycles for Sinai will take place this Sunday, September 18, starting at 9:30 a.m. with coffee and donuts in the parking lot of Town Spa Pizza.
The 60-mile scenic ride starts at 11 a.m. No pre-registration is necessary. Cost is a $20 per person donation, which benefits pulmonary care at the New England Sinai Hospital.
The ride ends at the Sinai at 150 York Street. Hot Rods, Customs, and Classic Autos are invited to participate, as well.
There will be a 50-50 raffle, food, entertainment and mystery envelopes will also be featured. The event is presented by the Sinai Men's Associates.
THE DEDICATION OF STOUGHTON'S TIME LINE (1629-1895): Condensed onto two colorful, illustrated panels, the Time Line Dedication will take place on September 18, at 2 p.m. at the Stoughton Historical Society, at 6 Park Street in Stoughton Center.
There will be three brief presentations: Stoughton historian David Allen Lambert on our Native-American past; Town Moderator Howard Hansen on the early history of our Town Meetings; and Town Manager Frank Crimmins on the history of our Town Hall.
These time line panels were made possible by a grant from the Stoughton Cultural Council. The event is free and light refreshments will be served.
ODDS & ENDS: Don't forget this weekend--
- Girl Scouts Registrations at the Library (Saturday, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.)
- Scholar-In-Residence event at Ahavath Torah Congregation (Sunday, 9 a.m.)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: To Carolyn Curtis-Maloney, active leader of the Dawe School PTO, and the co-founder of a 5K fundraiser that involved all the elementary schools in town.
Happy Birthday to my neighbor and friend, Donna Sandler, originally from Sharon, but she saw the light and settled in Stoughton. I grew up in Randolph with her husband Rich, and his brother Rob.
Happy Birthday to Jason Wolfe, a softball foe from Sharon, who is the Program Director of sports radio station WEEI.
Sunday Birthday Wishes to Frederick Levy, a Stoughton native who transplanted to L.A. and is writing numerous best-selling books about making it in Hollywood.
And, to Patti Casserly, a Realtor at Century 21 C & S Properties in Stoughton.