5 Things Wilmington Is Talking About On Sunday, October 3, 2021: Butters Row Bridge Replacement; Upcoming Car Shows; RMLD Pumpkin Decorating Contest

WILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 news items in Wilmington that residents are talking about (or will be talking about) on Sunday, October 3, 2021:

  • The Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), which serves as the state’s transportation policy making agency, voted earlier this year to move construction of the Butters Row bridge from 2022 to 2023. The scope of this project has been expanded to include intersection improvements at Cross Street and Main Street. Originally, the bridge was slated to be replaced in 2021.
  • Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) encourages customers to celebrate Public Power Week (October 3, 2021 through October 9, 2021) virtually with the following family-friendly activities:
    • Pumpkin Decorating Contest (for children ages 5-13) – Kids are invited to decorate a sugar pumpkin with an electricity-themed design and submit a photo of their pumpkin to be considered for one of three grand prizes.
    • Photo Scavenger Hunt (family activity) – Gather the entire family for this fun and educational activity! Submit photos of all eight electricity-related items on the scavenger hunt list and be entered to win a grand prize.
  • Did you know there is a weekly car meetup from 9am to noon on Sundays in the As Good As It Gets parking lot (35 Lowell Street)? Learn more about Kars N Coffee HERE. Watch videos from past meetups HERE.
  • The Wilmington Sons of Italy will hold its fourth annual car show on Sunday, October 24, 2021, from 9am to 2pm, in the Fourth of July Building’s parking lot (142 Middlesex Avenue). The show is presented by The Dominators Hot Rod Club.  (Previously, the club ran a show each year in the Wilmington Sonic parking lot.)  Hot rods, customs, muscle cars, trucks, and classics will be featured.  All cars will receive a dash plaque. The event will include BBQ/food, drinks, and trophies. The Wilmington Farmers Market will take place from 10am to 1pm on the Swain Green, next to the show. The event is FREE to the public. There’s a $10 entry fee for participating cars.  Contact Jim Gustin (781-929-0335) with any questions.
  • Wilmington resident John Galasso, will be taking a shot at knocking out cancer by fighting in the 10th annual “Haymakers for Hope Rock N’ Rumble” charity boxing event on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at the House of Blues Boston (15 Lansdowne Street). Galasso along with 25 other brave individuals from the Greater Boston area, will be stepping into the squared circle at this year’s event to raise money for cancer research. Haymakers is open to everyday professionals in the Greater Boston area who have never boxed and want to practice in front of a sellout crowd at the House of Blues to literally fight for a cure. Participants get matched at local partnering gyms where they go through 4 months of intensive training with the culmination being a live fight night at the House of Blues. Since inception, Haymakers has raised more than $14.5M. Galasso, an electrician, trained at Jim McNally Boxing. To learn more about Galasso, and to make a donation in his name, click HERE.

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