WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to know in Wilmington on Saturday, September 11, 2021:
#1) 9/11 Ceremony At Wilmington High School
Residents are invited to a ceremony being held on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 8:30am at Wilmington High School in remembrance of the events of September 11, 2001.
The ceremony will include remarks from State Senator Bruce Tarr, State Representative David Robertson, Town Manager Jeff Hull, Selectwoman Chair Lil Maselli, Veterans Services Director Lou Cimaglia, Police Chief Joe Desmond, Fire Department Bill Cavanaugh, Rev. Ron Grimley of Abundant Life, and Rev. Peter Hey of the Methodist Church.
The Wilmington High School Band will perform the National Anthem, America The Beautiful, Amazing Grace, and Taps. Rev. Tom VanAntewerp of Grace Chapel will provide the invocation, while Father Ron Coyne will provide the benediction. Angelyn Ciampa will lead the crowd with the Pledge of Allegiance. Retired Wilmington police officer Paul Chalifour will play the bagpipes. Members of the Wilmington High School 9/11 Memorial Committee will place the wreath.
Selectman Greg Bendel will serve as the Masters of Ceremonies. Veterans Major Rob Oliveri (USAF Retired) and Henry Diorio (USCG Retired) will serve as the Sergeants-At-Arms.
#2) Book Store Next Door Open
The Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library’s Book Store Next Door (183 Middlesex Avenue) is open from 10am to 4pm. All books are $2 or less! Every penny of every sale benefits the Wilmington Memorial Library. Learn more HERE.
#3) Town Yardwaste Center Is Open
The Town’s Yardwaste Center, located on Old Main Street, off of Main Street at the Woburn line, will be open from 9am to 4pm.
Wilmington residents only may use the center to drop off leaves and brush.
In order to use the facility, residents must purchase a $15 punch card at the Treasurer/Collector’s Office at Town Hall. The card has no expiration date and is good for 5 visits to the facility. Residents will be asked to show the punch card and an ID at the entrance to the facility.
No grass clippings may be disposed at the recycling center due to the odors they create. Stumps will not be accepted. NO CONTRACTORS or COMMERCIAL VEHICLES are allowed.
For a complete schedule of the Town’s 2021 Yard Waste Program and other information on waste disposal and recycling, please call the Department of Public Works at 978-658-4481 or refer to the department’s website HERE.
#4) Help The Wilmington Police Department Create A 150th Anniversary Patch
In 2022, the Wilmington Police Department will be celebrating our 150th Anniversary! To commemorate this important event, Wilmington police officers will wear a commemorative 150th anniversary patch for the entire year.
We are calling on the public to help us design an anniversary patch!
Patch design submissions, must meet the following criteria:
- You do not need to be a Wilmington resident to participate.
- Designs must maintain the shape of the current WPD patch.
- Designs must be original and may not contain existing or copyrighted photos, illustrations, or renderings.
- Designs must include “Wilmington Police Department”, “150 Years”, & “1872-2022”
- The winning artist will receive their own 150th Anniversary Patch and will be recognized on our website, social media pages, and at public events throughout the year.
- Patch design submissions should be emailed to Sergeant Matthew Stavro at firstname.lastname@example.org with “150th Anniversary Patch” in the subject line.
- Please include your full name, address, & phone number in the email.
- Patch designs must be received by October 15, 2021.
#5) Wilmington High Cheerleaders To Hold Car Wash On September 11 At AAA Tire Shop
Wilmington High School cheerleaders are holding a car wash fundraiser on Sunday, September 11, 2021, from 11am to 1pm, at AAA Tire Company (127 Main Street) in Wilmington.
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