Celebrate West Greenwich!

OCTOBER 8, 2008  Rain or Shine!
Celebrate West Greenwich!
Hidden Meadow Farm
120 Breakheart Hill Road
West Greenwich, RI

Thank You!
Thank you to everyone who came out to our 2nd annual "Celebrate West Greenwich" event hosted by Will & Heidi Wright of Hidden Meadows Farm. The beauty of their farm and the hometown hospitality provided by the Wrights certainly made the day a whole lot brighter. Despite the weather, over three hundred people participated in events including hay rides, nature walk, water color art classes, pony rides, 4-H demonstrations, local exhibitors and vendors, New England style barbecue prepared and served the West Greenwich Fire Company #1 along with music by the award winning duo of Atwater and Donnelly. The event, sponsored by the West Greenwich Land Trust, has become the town's premier annual event to celebrate the beauty and history of scenic West Greenwich while experiencing the natural treasures in the community we live in. Visit our Calendar page throughout the winter to learn more about the many activities offered by the Land Trust and what we do to "Keep the Green in Town."

The winners for the digital photo contest

1st Place: Amy Soucy
"Something Is Brewing"
2nd Place: Beth Heaney
"West Greenwich Morn"
3rd Place: Janice Wright
"Corn Choppin Time"

GPS Geo-Caching Winner

  • The Delmastro Family

Letterboxing Winner

  • John and JoAnn Almlof

Tillinghast Pond Bobber Hunt winners

  • The Gray Family
  • Tony Tavares

Volunteer of the Year Awards

  • Roberta Baker and Charlotte Jolls for their contributions and support of the WG Historic Preservation Society and the West Greenwich Land Trust throughout the year.
  • Tom Conway who has adopted and cleaned twelve cemeteries since mid July including cutting trees and saplings, cutting bush and installing signs.



Schedule of Events

  • 1:00
    Kick-off  with a variety of exciting programs and events including:
    — Pony Rides
    — Letter boxing game on the farm
    — 4-H Demonstrations by field & Streamers 4-H Club, Happy Homesteaders 4-H Club
        and Blueberry Patches 4-H Club
    — FFA Pumpkin sale
    — Adopt–A-Cemetery Program Information
    — Exhibits by  local vendors
  • 1:30 & 2:30
    Hay Rides with Farm History
    Rides provided by Will Wright.
  • 2:00 – 4:00
    Watercolor Art Class
    Join RISD Students in learning the basics of watercolor painting of a farm landscape.
  • 3:00 — 4:00
    Nature Walk
    With WG Land Trust founding chairman and wildlife biologist Brian Tefft.
  • 3:00—5:00
    Music by Atwater and Donnelly
    Award-winning duo Atwater-Donnelly performs a unique and thrilling blend of traditional American and Celtic folk music and dance, along with original songs and poetry. The highly praised husband-wife duo blends gorgeous vocals with an astonishing array of instruments including the mountain dulcimer, old-time banjo, tin whistle, guitar, limberjack, mandolin, harmonica, feet and more. Based in Foster, Rhode  Island, Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly have traveled extensively for twenty years in the United States, with occasional trips to Ireland, England, and Canada. They have produced five books and ten recordings that receive international airplay. See www.atwaterdonnelly.com.
  • 4:00
    Award Presentations
    For Digital Photography, Geo-Caching Challenge and Tillinghast Bobber Hunt.
    Volunteer of the Year Award Presentations
  • 4:00 — 5:00
    New England Style Barbecue
    Prepared and served by the West Greenwich Fire Company #1
    FEE: $8.00 per person
    Barbecue includes Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Native Corn on the Cob, Baked Beans, Cookies, Coffee, Water

Special Events

  • Tillinghast Pond Bobber Hunt
    Twenty-five [25] red and white fishing bobbers will be dispersed on Tillinghast Pond by September 8th, located on Plain Road approximately 1/2 mile from the intersection of Plain Meeting House Road and Plain Road. The bobbers are numbered and labeled WG Land Trust. Please remove one bobber per family and bring to the October 5th event at Hidden Meadow Farm for the drawing of two bobber numbers to win a $25.00 gift card to R.E.I. Enjoy the trip and the views!
  • Geo-caching throughout West Greenwich
    Geo-caching is an entertaining adventure game designed to have participants explore all of what West Greenwich has to offer. Twelve test tube size canisters have been hidden in six scenic locations of West Greenwich. Participants will be provided easy to follow directions and or GPS coordinates to locate and sign the sheet within each canister. The top two participants, one using directions and one using GPS, will be awarded a gift certificate to R.E.I. of $75.00 each at Hidden Meadow Farm at 4:00 PM on October 5, 2008.

    Directions & Coordinates
  • Digital Photo Contest
    The West Greenwich Land Trust is looking for digital photos of natural, scenic and historic  areas throughout West Greenwich to be used in the Land Trust's web site, publications, newsletters, etc. The top three photos chosen for "The Best of West Greenwich" will be awarded  1st $75.00, 2nd $50.00 and 3rd $25.00 gift certificates to R.E.I. All photos entered will become the property of the West Greenwich Land Trust and each participant will receive credit when his or her photo is published. Digital photo awards will be showcased and honored at Hidden Meadow Farm at 4:00 PM on October 5, 2008.

    CLICK HERE to submit your digital photo. Send one photo at a time as an attachment and include title/description. Each photo must be no larger than 2MB, 300dpi. Three [3] photo entry limit per person. Deadline for submitting photos is September 25, 2008.

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