2014 Oct Rec Center of the Month

October's Rec Center of the Month selection takes us to New York City, home of the Chelsea Recreation Center.

 

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Food Truck Festival A Great Success!

Thank you to all the volunteers who came out and helped out at the Westford Rec Center Campaign info table on Saturday.  The Food Truck Festival went very well and there was a lot of interest in the campaign.  Volunteers were even interviewed by the Westford CAT!  

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Oct 18 Food Truck Festival

 

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Next Saturday is the inaugural Westford Food Truck Festival at the Abbott School.   We are still looking for volunteers to help with running our table promoting the Westford Recreation Center campaign.   This event is sure to a be fun time.  Please come and enjoy lots of activities as well as great food.  

Please sign up to volunteer here

Westford Food Truck Festival & More!  - volunteer sign up page

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2014 Fall Volunteer Opporuntities

We are going to be participating in 2 great Fall activities this year and would welcome help with staffing our information booth.  On Sept 21st from 11 to 4 pm we will be at Westford's 5th Annual Forge Pond Fun Regatta and Family Fun Festival.  For more information about the event please see here.

We will also be at the inaugural Westford Food Truck/Vehicle Festival on October 18th.  Sure to be a fun time come and enjoy lots of activities as well as great food.  Please sign up to volunteer here

Westford Food Truck Festival & More!  - volunteer sign up page

We hope to see you at one of these great activities.

 

 

 

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2014 Sept Rec Center of the Month

Well it is back to school time for the kids but that does not mean the Westford Rec Center Campaign has slowed down.  Our Rec Center of the Month is the Schaumburg Park District Community Recreation Center  

How nice would it be to have something like this in our town.  Especially during those cold winter months.

 

 

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2014 Pig N Pepper Recap

Sunday August 24th the Westford Friends of Recreation ran an information tent at the Pig N Pepper festival.  In addition the group volunteered their time to run the Veggie Derby.   For those of you who are unfamiliar with what a Veggie Derby is it is the creation of cars made from vegetable and raced down a track.  

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 The booth was very busy and people had loads of fun.  We received lots of support for our campaign to bring a rec center to Westford.

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2014 Pig N Pepper Festival

On Sunday August 24th, the Westford Friends of Recreation will be at the Pig N' Pepper Festival held the Nashoba Valley Ski Area.  The Friends will be hosting an information table in an effort to get out the word about our campaign to bring a recreation center to Westford.  We will also be running a Veggie Derby so festival goers can try their hand and making and racing cars made out of vegetables.   You can find out more about the festival here: http://www.pigandpepper.org/

If you would like to sign up and help out at either the information table or the Veggie Derby please visit:

http://www.westfordfriendsofrecreation.org/2014_pp_vol_082414

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July 22, 2014 Westford Farmer's Market

Come see us at the Westford Farmer's Market Tuesday July 22nd from 2:30-6:30 pm.  If you want to help out and volunteer at our information booth that would be great.  You can sign up for a shift here.

If you have never been before, the market is a real treat with great food and activities.  Find out more about the activities and vendors at http://www.sustainablewestford.org/.

 

 

 

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Summer 2014 Volunteer Opportunities

During the Summer of 2014 The Westford Friends of Recreation have a number of volunteer opportunities for people who would like to help support the organization.

The Friends are currently working on a campaign to bring a recreation and community center to Westford.  As part of that effort the Friends are planning on staffing an informational booth at a number of community events.  We need help to help cover each of these events.  Click on the events listed below if you are interested in helping.  You will be taken to a page where you can sign up to help out at that particular event.

Sunday July 13,  2014 - Concerts on the Common 4-6 pm

Tuesday July 22,  2014 - Westford Farmer's Market 2:30-6:30 pm

Sunday 27,  2014 - Concerts on the Common 4-6 pm

Sunday August 3,  2014 - Concerts on the Common 4-6 pm

Sunday August 17,  2014 - Concerts on the Common 4-6 pm

Sunday August 24, 2014 - Pig N' Pepper Festival

Sunday September 21, 2014 - Fall Fun Regatta 

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Westford's Strategic Planning Day

The 4th Annual Strategic Planning Retreat will be held at Kimball Farm on June 19, 2014 at 5:30PM (registration starts at 5:15 pm).

This is a superb chance for supporters of recreation in Westford to make their opinions known about what recreational opportunities the town should be focusing on in the next decade.

Please come and enjoy some food, meet fellow residents and show your support for Westford recreation!

 

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2014 Apple Blossom Carnival

Despite the prediction of poor weather, the 2014 Apple blossom parade and carnival was a great success.  Congratulations to the Westford Kiwanis for putting together yet another great event.

The Westford Friends of Recreation staffed an information table Saturday during the carnival.

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The value of sport and recreation

"Sport and recreation is not about winning, it's about helping to build stronger, healthier, happier, and safer communities. Sport and recreation is not a luxury." - taken from brochure put out by the government of Western Australia's Department of Sport and Recreation.

This statement is part of the reason why the Westford Friends of Recreation embarked in 2014 on a campaign to bring a recreation and community center to Westford.  Read more..

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