ABOUT TOWN: 200 Walk For Lessa Playground Expansion (And More...)

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On a beautiful sunny Columbus Day, over 200 people—young and old—took to the streets for a 1.8-mile walk to raise funds for an expansion of on West Street.

Volunteers from the Police and Fire Departments played an active role in keeping the walkers safe, and the fire department volunteers drove Council on Aging vans to shuttle the walkers from the playground to the Gibbons School.

IKEA PR Director Laura Alves, along with IKEA employees Sophy Tuttle, Carlos Ramos, and Josh Wilson, planted five red maple trees from seeds of Walden Woods trees.

Alves said they are considered historic trees because they were grown from the seeds of red maple trees that author Henry David Thoreau sat under while he wrote "Walden."

gave away 150 tree seedlings as part of their Plant A Tree Program, as well. 

Hundreds of people had a great time, enjoying a slide show, music, and barbecue, while helping to expand one of Stoughton's for its children. 


STOUGHTON GIRL SCOUTS PASTA DINNER: The Stoughton Girl Scouts will have a pasta fundraising dinner on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 5-8 p.m.

The cost is only $8 per person, and includes pasta, meatballs, salad and garlic bread.  It will be held at the Sons of Italy Hall, 560 Washington Street on Rte. 138 in Stoughton.

Proceeds will be used to defray the cost of the girl's travel to the Girl Scout 100th Anniversary "Rock the Mall" sing-along in Washington D.C. This event will bring together over 200,000 Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from all over the world. 

For tickets or more information, email stoughtongirlscouts@comcast.net.


FALL RUMMAGE SALE: The Sisterhood at presents a Giant Fall Rummage Sale on Sunday, Oct. 30, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Admission is FREE and there will be plenty to choose from: clothing, bedding, shoes, purses, jewelry, small toys, bric-a-brac, small household items, and tons of great books. 

Good stuff cheap! Such a deal! The Temple is located at 1179 Central St.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Richard Roth, a Stoughton resident (and husband of Gail Roth).  He's an executive with .


HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY:  To David Schulze, the president of Ahavath Torah Congregation in Stoughton. 

To Kathy Jordan, president of Body Transformation by KJ, with over 25 years of training experience, and the author of a fitness book, as well.

And, to Ron Christianson, the retired Director of Fine Arts for Stoughton Public Schools, and the man who put Stoughton's music program on the national map.

They celebrated Monday on Columbus Day.



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