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Mailbag: Hidden Battles Family Day, DPW Forum, Youth Soccer Seeks Volunteers, TDTC Breakfast, More!

Time to clear out the inbox! Here are some events and opportunities sent to the Carnation this week.

Hidden Battles Foundation will host its 6th annual Pitch for Prevention Cornhole Tournament and Family Day on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the US Bunting & Cricket Club, located at 449 Boylston St., Lowell.

This event is a FREE day where families can enjoy Touch-A-Truck, K9 demonstrations, bounce houses and more while raising awareness of first responder, nurse and military/veteran suicide and PTSD. Individuals or teams can sign up for the cornhole tournament at the organization’s website, or email Chris Hurst with questions.

STARTS TOMORROW! Tewksbury Youth Soccer is seeking teen volunteers to help coach the Tewksbury Little Tikes Pre-K Clinic. Sessions will begin on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 11:00 a.m. Volunteers should gather at 10:45 a.m. Sessions will end at approximately 11:45 a.m. This fun opportunity for teens provides a chance to log volunteer hours and gain some coaching experience.

Teen volunteers will lead players in games that will be assigned ahead of each session. These activities will not be complex, and there will be practice plans to review each week.

Warmup/agilities/drills: 8-10 minutes
Fun games that facilitate skill 15-20 minutes
Scrimmage: 15-20 minutes (cross games) two scrimmages going on simultaneously so there are no kids sitting.

Each team will have its own adult volunteer coach. Please register ASAP under “FALL 2022 – Under 18 Volunteer Registration” if you’re interested.

The Tewksbury Democratic Town Committee will hold its annual Unity Breakfast on Sunday, Sept. 25 at the Tewksbury Country Club, beginning at 9 a.m. Local reps Barry Finegold, Vanna Howard, Tram Nguyen and David Robertson will attend, along with candidates for statewide office. You never know who will drop by this event.

Tickets are available now on Eventbrite for $40 pp, or you can email Cathy Dwyer, chair of the TDTC, to reserve a spot and pay at the door. The TCC serves a great breakfast, and this will be the last time this event happens at the venue.

A Proposed DPW-School Maintenance Facility Public Forum will be held on Sept. 19 at Town Hall from 6:30 – 8 p.m. The town manager and DPW director will present plans for the construction and renovation of a combined DPW-School Maintenance Facility on the current Whipple Road site. Residents are invited to attend and become familiar with the project prior to voting on funding at the upcoming Fall Special Town Meeting on Monday, October 3.

Annual Town Meeting previously voted for $1,799,997 in funding, a move The Carnation supported. This vote will be to push the project over the finish line.

Tewksbury Fall Cleanup Day will be Saturday, Sept. 24, 9 – 2 p.m. Get your bags at town hall then pick trash until 2 p.m. and return it to the DPW, 999 Whipple Road. Groups welcomed and community service hours are available.

Sign up for a spot or show up that day. A food pantry donation is suggested, and the Mass Mosquito Control Tire Collection will be on hand to collect tires OFF RIM at the DPW free of charge. No commercial tires. Residents only.

Questions? Organized by the Tewksbury Beautification Committee, Open Space and Recreation Plan Committee, and the Town of Tewksbury.

Finally, Free Transit Day is coming next Saturday. If you haven’t ridden a bus for a while, hop aboard!

These posts are from the great organizations around Tewksbury that provide updates to the Carnation.

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