5 Things To Know In Wilmington On Thursday, February 4, 2021

WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to know in Wilmington on Thursday, February 4, 2021:

#1) Library Event: Hot Chocolate Bombs Crafternoon

Have you wanted to make a hot chocolate bomb, but didn’t know which recipe to follow? Using Kinder Joy treat toys, milk and white chocolate candy melts, Swiss Miss hot chocolate packets, your microwave, a microwave safe bowl, and a spoon, you can get in on this trend and end up with two perfect Valentine’s Day confections! Grades 4+. Register to reserve your take-home kit to pick up via curbside the week of the session, and join Brittany at 4pm for a Zoom tutorial. Register HERE.

#2) Library Event: Baby Time

The Wilmington Memorial Library is holding virtual Baby Time at 10am. This program of songs, rhymes, games and picture books is for babies under the age of two years and their caregivers. Zoom Meeting Room invitations will be emailed to registered attendees at least one hour before the event.

#3) Watch The Wilmington Finance Committee Meeting

The Wilmington Finance Committee meets at 7pm via Zoom to discuss the FY22 budgets for Veterans Services and Elderly Services. Read the agenda HERE.

#4) Nominate A Wilmington Business Owner For Chamber Of Commerce’s Carmon Cunningham Business Legacy Award

The Wilmington/-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce would like to know who YOU think should be the recipient of this year’s CARMON CUNNINGHAM BUSINESS LEGACY AWARD.

If you would like to make a nomination, please send an email to the Chamber’s Executive Director Nancy Vallee at nancy@wilmingtontewksburychamber.org no later than February 19, 2021 explaining why you feel your nominee is deserving of the award.

Please note your nominee must be a current member of the Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber’s members list can be found HERE.

Nominations should be detailed and provide specific examples of business success, leadership, and community involvement. Please call the Chamber at 978-657-7211 with additional questions.

Carmon Cunningham, before his untimely passing in 2016, was the owner of the successful Cleaner Spot Dry Cleaners and Tailor at Wilmington Crossing. Carmon had been a member of the Chamber’s Board of Directors for 5 years, serving as the President in 2013 and 2014. Carmon was also very involved in a host of community and business organizations and charitable endeavors and was very well liked and respected by all he interacted with.

The Carmon Cunningham Business Legacy Award is presented:

  • To an individual who has achieved exceptional business success in his/her lifetime.
  • To a member who inspires, is innovative and makes an impact in our communities.
  • The Chamber seeks to recognize inspiring leadership that transcends business and leaves a legacy of community and economic vitality for generations to come.
  • This award will be given to a Chamber member who embodies similar characteristics of the late Carmon Cunningham, Owner of The Cleaner Spot Dry Cleaners.
  • The person who receives this award embraces Carmon’s work ethic and provides a positive atmosphere making work a better place.
  • The person is encouraging, supportive, maintain a positive attitude and cheerful disposition and brings life and energy to our community.

Past recipients of the award include Carmon Cunningham (2017), Mike Champoux (2018), Rick Lowe (2019), and Shelia Bissett (2020).

#5) Group Of WHS Students Holding A “Her Drive” To Collect Menstrual Care & Hygiene Products For Homeless Women

Wilmington High School students Carolyn Haas-Timm, Julia Kane, Sofia Lipsanopoulos, and Maddie McCarron are collecting new bras, menstrual care and general hygiene products for people in need.

This “Her Drive” runs from January 16, 2021 to February 13, 2021.

Collection boxes are located at Wilmington High School, Wilmington Middle School (in the cafeteria and overflow room), and Wilmington Dance Academy.

Contactless pickups can also be arranged by filling out this form. Requested items include:  

  • new/lightly used bras and bralettes
  • sports bras
  • bikini tops
  • menstrual pads
  • pantyliners
  • tampons
  • period underwear
  • diva cups
  • travel-sized toiletries
  • hair products for natural hair
  • hand sanitizer/sanitary wipes
  • vanity products (new makeup, nail polish, beauty supplies, hair accessories)
  • socks
  • dental care
  • baby wipes/diapers
  • deodorant
  • body wash/perfume
  • bar soap/shampoo/conditioner
  • OTC medications (Advil, Birth Control, multivitamins)
  • pregnancy tests

All collected products will be donated to two homeless shelters — Dignity Matters in Arlington and Emmanus in Haverhill — in mid-February.

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