Around Town: Foxborough Eagle Scout Recognized at Selectmen Meeting, FMF Cheerleaders Seek Donations and More
Here's a brief roundup of Foxborough news and information gathered from Tuesday’s Board of Selectmen meeting
The Foxborough Board of Selectmen took time at Tuesday’s meeting to recognize local Eagle Scout Tim Smith for his accomplishment and thank him for his volunteerism in town.
Smith, a member of Boy Scouts Troop 32, recently achieved the Eagle Scout rank following completion of his project. Smith chose to maintain the burial sites of all veterans at the Rockhill Cemetery in Foxborough to “reflect the respect due to those who served their country,” according to the BOS official citation.
“We would like to express our sincere appreciation for the hours of time you have spent organizing this endeavor, along with the assistance of Foxborough’s Veterans Agent Michael Johns and other volunteers,” selectman Lorraine Brue read on behalf of the BOS.
Smith made sure all flags and service medallions were placed at each veteran’s gravesite and updated and recorded the information for each service member buried in the Rockhill Cemetery.
“You have honored the memory of all those who have served,” Brue read. “We wish you much success in your future and congratulations on your rank of achievement to Eagle Scout.”
DeVellis Thanks Volunteers for ‘Powerful’ Veterans Day Ceremony
Foxborough Board of Selectmen chair James DeVellis thanked the Veterans Department, Veterans Committee, volunteers, scouts and veterans that attended last Saturday’s Veterans Day ceremony at Foxborough High School.
“Thank you for their hard work and for a special Veterans Day,” DeVellis said. “Powerful tribute.”
DeVellis Thanks Kraft Group for POW/MIA Dedication at Gillette Stadium
DeVellis publicly thanked New England Patriots CEO Robert Kraft, The Kraft Group and Rolling Thunder for last Friday’s POW/MIA empty seat dedication at Gillette Stadium.
The ceremony marked the first time in history that a professional sports team left a seat permanently unoccupied in recognition of the many soldiers that are POW/MIA.
“It was very well done and very meaningful and I thank you for the unprecedented step that happened in Foxborough,” DeVellis said.
Election Day Runs Smoothly in Foxborough
DeVellis took time to thank Town Clerk Bob Cutler ad his many volunteers who organized and ran the 2012 Presidential Election in Foxborough.
“Often when things go well you don’t hear anything and when things go bad we hear a lot of stuff,” DeVellis said. “We didn’t hear anything over the elections but I wanted to say thank you to the Town Hall staff and especially Bob Cutler, who spent a [tremendous] amount of time. I think he showed up before 5 a.m. and was there until well after midnight. We had a lot of people that came and it went very smoothly.”
Foxboro Midget Football Cheerleaders Seek Donations for Florida Competition
The Foxborough Pop Warner A and C cheer squads competed at Regionals in Springfield last weekend with the FMF A squad placing second and advancing to compete at Disney in December. The cheerleading squad will be holding fundraisers around town to help finance the trip. DeVellis shared some more information for those interested in donating to the FMF Cheerleaders.
“They made it to the big tournament in Florida,” DeVellis said. “It’s a huge feat for them they all worked hard. That’s the good news. The bad news is the airfare and the accommodations they need on short notice. … If you want to find out more about it, check in with FMF football. Send a donation to Box 479 Foxboro Midget Football at the Foxborough Post Office.”
Registration for ‘Music and Fun for Little Ponies with Miss Pam’ Begins
The Boyden Library announced Thursday that Miss Pam has been rescheduled to Nov. 26 and registration is underway.
“Visit or call the Boyden Library Children's Desk at 508-543-1246 today to register for ‘Music and Fun for Little Ponies with Miss Pam.’ The program will take place on Monday, Nov. 26 for children who are nine months to five years old. Register for the 10 a.m. program or the 11 a.m. program.”
"Music and Fun for Little Ponies" will take place at the Foxboro Recreation building at 68 Mill St and children are invited to bring a toy pony or another stuffed animal as they participate with pony songs and other activities.
The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Boyden Library in cooperation with the Foxboro Recreation Department. There is no charge to attend.