5 Things To Know In Wilmington On Friday, December 11, 2020

WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to know in Wilmington on Friday, December 11, 2020:

#1) Sole Sisters Running Club’s 2020 Winter SOLEstice 5K To Go Virtual, December 11-13

The Winter SOLEstice 5K is planning its 3rd annual 3.1 mile race the weekend of December 11, 2020 to December 13, 2020, going virtual in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The race is offering walkers or runners the opportunity to support their local communities, and a chance to win gift cards from Whirlaway Sports Center and Perfecto’s Cafe.

The first 200 entrants will also receive a long-sleeve T-shirt, courtesy of Champion’s Choice, and a pair of winter-themed running gloves.

Race Directors Kristin Vaillancourt and Meghan Wayne remain excited amidst these challenging times due to the pandemic.

“This race is such a fun community event. Last year, we were able to partner with the B.A.A. to host youth from the ‘Let’s Get Movin’ Program’ for the 1st time. Runners enjoyed post race refreshments courtesy of our sponsors, including Red Heat Tavern.  It was a really fun morning. This year will have a different look, but we are hoping runners bring the same level of enthusiasm to their run,” they said.

Sole Sisters Running Club (SSRC) is an all-female running club, founded in 2013 with the mission to share their love of competitive and recreational running and support the local community.

The Winter SOLEstice race supports the Sole Sisters Running Club’s high school scholarship program.  In 2019, SSRC awarded college scholarships to graduating female athletes from Wilmington, Tewksbury, and surrounding towns.

Those interested in the 5K race can register online at www.solesisters01887.com.

#2) Purchase Wilmington’s 2020 Holiday Ornament  

A Wilmington tradition continues! For the 22nd consecutive year, the Wilmington Community Fund is selling a commemorative holiday ornament.

The 2020 ornament — a snowflake — costs $10 and is available at Designs By Don (380 Main Street), Flaherty’s Jeweler inside Wilmington Plaza (240 Main Street) and at the Recreation Department Office at Town Hall (121 Glen Road).

All proceeds will benefit the Wilmington Community Fund. The Fund has three major goals: (1) provide direct relief to Wilmington families, individuals, the elderly and children; (2) provide basic needs — heat, light, utilities, emergency assistance and medical relief; and (3) provide food products on a bimonthly basis to those in need.

Wilmington Community Fund Holiday Ornaments

#3) Purchase Wilmington Holiday Greeting Cards To Support WCTV

Wilmington Community Television (WCTV) is holding a Wilmington Winter Wonderland Greeting Card Fundraiser.

Purchase a set of 5 cards created by local artists that depict Wilmington as a winter wonderland for $15. (10 cards cost $25 and 15 cards cost $32.) Cards can be pre-ordered online HERE and/or purchased in-person at WCTV studios (10 Waltham Street) via cash or check.

Participating local artists include Wilmington residents/natives Don Leard, Niki Jamieson, Kenneth Ward, and Jamie Boudreau, along with Ashley Nicole Martin.

All proceeds will benefit WCTV, which serves the Wilmington community throughout the year by providing video coverage of all things Wilmington. From government meetings to high school athletics & performing arts, we seek to broadcast the events that matter to you. Your support also helps us to continue providing opportunities for Wilmington Youth during our weekend and summer programs and to award scholarships to graduating high school seniors. Thank you for your support!

#4) Wilmington Boy Scouts Selling Christmas Trees 

Boy Scout Troop 56 of Wilmington is selling Christmas trees in the Colonial Plaza (35 Lowell Street) on the weekends from 10am to 8pm and on the weekdays from 4:30pm to 8:30pm.

Troop 56 Christmas Trees

#5) Wilmington Methodist Church Selling Christmas Trees

Wilmington United Methodist Church (87 Church Street) is selling Christmas trees this holiday season as follows: Thursdays & Fridays: 4pm to 8pm, Saturdays: 10am to 8pm, Sundays: 10am to 6pm. Proceeds will allow the church’s Outreach Committee to support many causes.

WUMC Christmas Trees

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