5 Things To Know In Wilmington On Friday, March 12, 2021

WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to know in Wilmington on Friday, March 12, 2021:

#1) Library Event: Leprechaun Trap Take & Makes

Ladies and lassies, leprechauns are quick! To catch one, you’ll have to set up a trick. Pick up a bag of supplies at the Wilmington Memorial Library for a take and make at home, then set up your trap all on your own! You can use materials that you already have, recycled materials, boxes and bags! Send us a picture of your finished design, to be entered into a raffle for a leprechaun’s chocolate gold so fine!

Craft bags located on cart at backdoor of the library during curbside hours M-Th 10am-6pm & Fri-Sat 10am-4pm. Bad weather? Call for curbside pickup. While supplies last. If we run out, come by for an instructions sheet and make a trap with materials you have at home. Email kids@wilmlibrary.org a photo of your finished Leprechaun trap, and you will be entered into a raffle for a bag of chocolate! Raffle winner announced on the 18th.

#2) Wilmington Offering Rain Barrels At Steep Discounted Rate

 Wilmington is encouraging residents to harvest and save rainwater by offering The Great American Rain Barrel for $69, a 40% off retail discount.

To order, visit www.greatamericanrainbarrel.com/community and select Wilmington. Orders must be made by midnight on May 30, 2021.

Ordered barrels can be picked up on Saturday, June 5, 2021, from 9am to 11am, at the Wilmington Department of Public Works’s Administrative Office (115 Andover Street).

ABOUT THE GREAT AMERICAN RAIN BARREL

  • 100% re-purposed, food grade, UV protected and BPA free barrels. Produced in Massachusetts.
  • Most durale rain barrels on the market: 3/16″ wall thickness.
  • Will last for years when properly drained & stored for winter. Pay for themselves in one year.
  • Screen filtered to keep mosquitoes out.
  • Several rain barrels can be linked together — easy 5-minute setup
  • Available Colors: Forest Green, Earth Brown, Nantucket Grey and Unpainted.

REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD PURCHASE A RAIN BARREL

  • Decrease your water bill by up to 40%.
  • Have an alternate source of water during droughts.
  • Have a healthy, chlorine, and chemical-free water source for plants & gardens.
  • Improve residential storm management.
  • Slow pollution for runoff.
  • Lower municipal water demands & save energy at treatment plants.
Rain Barrel Program

#3) REMINDER: Shawsheen Tech Culinary Arts Students Offer Meals For Curbside Pickup, Tuesday-Friday

Shawsheen Tech Culinary Arts Students are offering touch-less, curb-side pick up for lunches, available Tuesday through Friday at 11:30am.

Please call 978-671-3668 by 9:30am for the menu. The menu for the week will be available on Tuesday morning.

Also available are a complete line of frozen dinners, soups and stews. With enough notice, a full line of bakery products are available as well as cakes for any occasion.

Your order will be filled and waiting for you to pick it up in front of the Ram’s Head Guest Dining Room. You will not have to even have to get out of your car.

At this time, the program can only accept cash and checks made out to Shawsheen Tech Culinary Department.

#4) WEF Is Always Looking For Your Unwanted Clothes, Shoes, Stuffed Animals & More

The Wilmington Educational Foundation has partnered with Baystate Textiles to raise funds through an ongoing textile recycling rebate program.

Bag up any of your unwanted footwear, clothing, accessories, linens and stuffed animals and place them in the donation boxes located outside each of Wilmington’s public schools. Donations can be in any condition as long as they’re clean and dry.

The Wilmington Educational Foundation will receive a rebate of $100 for every ton of textiles collected.  WEF earns thousands of dollars each year from this fundraiser.

About Wilmington Educational Foundation

Established in 1999, the Wilmington Educational Foundation (WEF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to supporting innovation and excellence in the Wilmington public school system. WEF’s goal is to enhance and increase educational opportunities for all Wilmington students by providing funds for innovative programs that are not otherwise funded through the school budget.

To learn more about WEF, please visit www.wilmingtonedfoundation.org. WEF can also be found on Facebook and Twitter. WEF can be reached via email at wilmingtonedfoundation@gmail.com.

wef-textile-fundraiser

#5) Town Seeking To Fill Vacancy On Wilmington Conservation Commission

WILMINGTON, MA — The Town of Wilmington is seeking interested individuals who would like to volunteer their services as a member of the Conservation Commission.  Letters of interest, or completed Application for Appointment may be directed to the Town Manager, 121 Glen Road, Wilmington, not later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 9, 2021.

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