The annual Turkey Trot Fun Run/Walk on Thanksgiving morning is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Bedford Food Pantry. It's also lots of fun for the participants and support staff, as evidenced by last year's record-breaking 274 runners/walkers. Organizer Rich Hamilton sends this info about this year's event:
Mark your Calendars for the 2014 - 8TH Annual Turkey Trot.....IN 2013 we broke our record in attendance with 274 Runners/Walkers and look to surpass our Donation of $5615.00 to the Bedford Community Table/Pantry, Inc.
New this year we are providing an on-line registration option and the first 200 Participants will receive a Turkey Trot T-Shirt compliments of Race Sponsor - Bedford Florists. Thanks again to Nancy and her entire Staff in supporting us again this year. On-line Registration is open NOW thru Nov 20th and donation for this Fun Run/Walk is $25.00 and Race-Day donation is $30.00.
Runners and Walkers will start and finish at John Glenn Middle School with prizes to the top female/male runners along with some special prizes based on certain criteria - oldest & youngest runners, first walker, first pet finisher, family with the most participants and finally, who came the furthest for this year's Turkey Trot. Prizes again will be donated by our great Sponsor - Nancy at BEDFORD FLORISTS.... This is a low key annual event with 90% of all donations to help the Bedford Food Pantry. Please help get the word out so we have another successful year!
If you're looking for a predictable, low-stress volunteer opportunity, consider helping out the Community Dinners program by setting up on Thursday afternoons. The job in question takes place between 2:30 and 3:30 at Bedford Town Center, and involves setting up folding tables and chairs and putting out place settings for 84 guests. If you're interested in learning more, send us a note using the Contact tab. Thanks!
Community Dinners are back in full swing for October. Here's what you have to look forward to. Dinners are free and everyone is welcome. Welcome back!
|October 2||American chop suey||Members of St. Michael Parish, the moms of Boy Scout Troop 114 and a local family|
|October 9||Meat loaf and potatoes|
Members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, several individuals and a local family
|October 16||Chicken pot pie||Employees of DSM Microbia and two local families|
|October 23||Shepherd's Pie||Members of the Bedford Social Club and two local families|
|October 30||Ham, mac & cheese||Some civic-minded individuals, BHS students, and two local families|
We are thrilled to announce that Peter Grey, the founder and President of Bedford Community Table/Pantry, Inc., was named one of 26 Myra Kraft Community MVPs by the New England Patriots Foundation. This award, which included a $5,000 grant, recognizes Peter's many years of volunteer work and the impact he has had on improving the quality of life for many in the local area. Peter and the other award winners were honored at a luncheon at Gillette Stadium featuring Bob and Josh Kraft, Andre Tippett, Joe Andruzzi, Jerod Mayo and Tom Brady. For the full scoop, see this press release from the New England Patriots as it appeared in the Bedford Citizen.
Bedford resident Rich Hamilton is a long time lap swimmer for exercise and a great supporter of the Bedford Food Pantry. Once again this summer he is combining these two pursuits. Rich has pledged $1 to the food pantry for every mile he swims up to his goal of 55, and is asking others to pledge to match his miles as well. Read all about it, sign up, and track his progress on his Facebook group page: SWIM 55 FOR BEDFORD FOOD PANTRY. Thanks, Rich!