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2nd Annual United Way 5k, October 14

Join us on Saturday, October 14, 2017, for the 2nd Annual United Way 5-K.

This Run/Walk fundraising event will begin and end at the United Way of Tri-County, 46 Park Street in Framingham. The 3.1 mile chip timed course is fully supported with water stops and route support, and will take runners and walkers through Framingham and around lovely Farm Pond.

Participants of all levels are welcome to join us for this event. Race start time is 9:00 am, check-in/registration begins at 7:30 am. The registration fee is $25 for adults and $20 for those 14 or younger. The first 200 participants to register will receive a long-sleeve race shirt and goodie bag.

Awards for top male and top female in 8 age divisions will be presented. Prizes will also be awarded to top fundraising team and individual. Money raised will benefit three United Way services including Hunger Relief, Early Literacy, and Suicide Prevention/Mental Health.

Special thanks to Pacesetter Sponsor Southboro Medical Group and Goodie Bag Sponsor DCU for their generous support. More sponsorship opportunities are available, see contact information below. For more information or to register, please click this link. Questions? Call or email Events Manager Sandy Baldi at (508) 370.4873 / Sandra.Baldi@uwotc.org

Annual Dudley Pond 5k Run/Walk, September 24

21st Annual Event Is Open to all Runners and Walkers, Adults and Kids; USATF-Sanctioned

The 21st annual Dudley Pond Run will be held Sunday, September 24, 2017. Proceeds benefit the Dudley Pond Association’s efforts to preserve the quality of Dudley Pond and fight invasive pond weeds.

There are events for all ages and abilities: a 5-kilometer race sanctioned by USA Track & Field, a 2-mile competitive walk, a kids’ race, and a non-competitive fitness walk.

Sylvia Greene of Passion to Move will lead the fun non-competitive fitness walk starting at 10:30 a.m. It will be followed by the kids’ fun run at 12:30 p.m., and the 5-kilometer race and the 2-mile competitive walk at 1:00 p.m.

With advance registration, the fee is $6 for the kids’ fun run and $20 for all other events. Preregister as a member of a running or walking team of five or more and pay just $18.

On race day, the fee is $8 for kids, $25 for adults.

More information and instant online registration for all events are available at www.dudleypond.org/2017-fun-run.html. More information and the registration form also can be obtained by writing Dudley Pond Run, PO Box 5114, Wayland, MA 01778-4137 or calling (508) 655-1923.

The first 50 registered adult runners and walkers will receive an official race T-shirt.  The race will be held rain or shine.

The race begins at Mansion Beach, located at Mansion Road and Lakeshore Drive, near Route 126 and West Plain Street, in Wayland, Mass. The event will loop around the pond with a short hilly route through the residential area.

Sponsorship opportunities for local businesses and individuals

The Dudley Pond Run offers great sponsorship opportunities for local businesses. Corporate sponsorship is tax-deductible, and sponsors’ logos will appear on the race flyer, website, and run t-shirt. Individual, family, raffle and refreshment sponsors are also sought.  See the website for more details.

The Dudley Pond Association (www.dudleypond.org) is a nonprofit organization in Wayland. Its goal is to preserve the present and future well-being of the natural and beautiful 84-acre pond, designated as a great pond by Massachusetts, for fishing, canoeing, and other light recreation. Pond usage is open to all state residents.

Back To School Clean-Out

The Wayland Schools’ Green Team reminds you to recycle ALL textiles – while generating much needed PTO funds for all our schools. Wayland averages $150 per month – let’s double it! Donation bins are at each of our 5 schools and the town landfill.

In the United States, each person throws away about 70 pounds of clothing and textiles each year. Those items take up space in landfills or they get incinerated, creating toxic fumes. You can help by donating or recycling clothes, shoes, towels, sheets, stuffed animals, and other household textile items.

Annual Wayland Hockey Association Golf Tournament

The Annual WHA Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, September 29th at Wayland Country Club at 12pm with a 1:30pm shotgun start.

In addition to our usual schedule of events, we are excited to be featuring alumni tables and would like to span as many years as possible, so please spread the word among past players from the 1960s to 2017!

Registration will be open shortly so stay tuned!  We will be looking for foursomes, tee sponsors and raffle & auction items.

For more information, please contact Jen at jenbonner@verizon.net.

The Wayland Community Fund serves Wayland residents who need financial assistance

During the past fiscal year, the Wayland Community Fund provided $ 28,717 in financial assistance to Wayland residents. Overdue utilities accounted for 35% of the expenditures, rent 24% with the remainder covering a wide variety of bills including medical costs, food, and children’s’ items. The Wayland residents who were helped included elderly individuals with serious illnesses, single parents who were out of work, a severely disabled parent with small children, and a family who had taken in children who were at risk.

The WCF is staffed by five volunteers who cover all operating expenses. It receives no public funding.

More information on the fund, including who it serves, and how to donate, is available on the Wayland town website online here.

Volunteers pick berries for Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Fund

Wayland Town Crier 7/19/17: Volunteers pick berries for Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Fund. Emily Ivker didn’t know enough to recognize that friend Lauren Dunne Astley was in an abusive relationship. On Tuesday, Ivker visited the Astley family’s blueberry patch to pick berries in support of a fund set up in memory of Astley.

11th Annual Wayland Warriors Football Golf Tournament

Friday, July 21, at 10am at Sandy Burr Country Club located on Route 27, Wayland. All proceeds from the golf tournament will go to offset the program’s costs, such as food, equipment, apparel, clinics, and – most importantly – safety equipment.

Golfers ($125 per golfer $500 for a foursome) – includes a round of golf, golf cart, and BBQ dinner
Hole Sponsor (donation $250) – a sign will be placed at a tee with your company or family name on it
General Donation – any monetary donation is always welcomed
Donate a prize for the raffle

Ways to Support the Wayland Warriors Football Program: If you have an item to donate to the raffle or any questions about the tournament, please contact Coach Scott Parseghian at (617) 620-9580 or scott_parseghian@wayland.k12.ma.us. We appreciate your consideration in supporting the team and hope to hear you in the stands under the Friday night lights cheering on the Wayland Warriors.

To register or donate, go online here.