Celebrate West Greenwich!

Due to weather The West Greenwich Land Trust unfortunately canceled the third annual 2009 Celebrate West Greenwich event scheduled for October 18, 2009 at the Franklin Farm. This environmental and educational family day offering the "best of West Greenwich" sponsored by the West Greenwich Land Trust has become a popular fall event each year.

Our thanks and gratitude go out to the many folks in town who contributed their time and resources to plan this event and especially to Mr. Franklin for agreeing to host this year's event on his beautiful farm located on the corner of Route 3 and Congdon Mill Road.

Congratulations to all who participated in our pre-events: the Photo Contest, Geo-Caching Contest and the Tillinghast Pond Bobber Contest. Contest winners are:

  1. Photo Contest 1st Place: $75.00 R.E.I. Gift Card: Allison Jedson for "A Bee-autiful Day on Tillinghast Pond"
  2. Photo Contest 2nd Place: $50.00 R.E.I. Gift Card: Harris Hammersmith for "Bailey Pond"
  3. Photo Contest 3rd Place: $25.00 R.E.I. Gift Card: Diane Hammersmith for "Nesting"
  4. Geo-Caching Event: $75.00 R.E.I. Gift Card:  DelMastro Family

First Place: Allison Jedson
"A Bee-autiful Day on Tillinghast Pond"

Second Place: Harris Hammersmith
"Bailey Pond"

Third Place: Diane Hammersmith

Due to the cancellation of the event on October 18 we were unable to draw numbers for the Tillinghast Pond Bobber Contest. We have decided to provide the two $25.00 gift certificates to Ocean State Tackle to the families who are in possession of bobbers:

  • Number 10 representing October
  • Number 18 representing the 18th of October

Please bring your bobbers to the next WG Land Trust meeting scheduled for November 10 at 7:00pm at Town Hall or call Steven Wright at 269-8303 to make arrangements to pick up your prize.


Our "Leave Your Troubles Behind" Limited Edition Print by Donna Kenny Kirwin will now be raffled during our March 2010 Turkey Dinner Fundraiser at the West Greenwich Fire Company #1 on Nooseneck Hill Road. So please hold on to your tickets and join us for a great family night of fun in March 2010. There are still tickets remaining so please contact anyone of the trustees for your ticket today.

OCTOBER 18, 2009
Celebrate West Greenwich!
Franklin Farm
Corner of Route 3 and Congdon Mill Road
West Greenwich, RI
1:00pm - 5:00pm


  • 1:00 Born to be Wild Nature Center
    Learn about birds of prey in this one hour up close presentation.
  • 1:00 — 3:00 Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
    Provided By Edgewood Farm. $2.00 per rider. Enjoy a relaxing horse drawn wagon ride on the Franklin Farm while learning the history of West Greenwich from Town Administrator and lifelong resident Kevin Breene.
  • 1:00 — 3:30 Family Scavenger Hunt
    Forms available at Land Trust Tent.
  • 1:00 — 5:00 Farmers Market
    Local produce, meat and other favorites.
  • 1:00 — 5:00 Light Food and Snacks
    A la-carte Pricing Prepared and served by the West Greenwich Fire Company #1. Hot Dogs, Corn on the Cob, Hamburgers, French Fries, Cheese Burgers, Bottled Water, Baked Beans, Coffee.
  • 2:00 – 4:00 Watercolor Art Class
    Join local RISD Students in learning the basics of watercolor painting of the West Greenwich landscape.
  • 2:00 — 4:00 Pony Rides for Kids
    Provided by Ponies to Go, Portsmouth RI. $2.00 per ride.
  • 3:00 — 5:00 Music by the Breakheart Hill Boys
    Enjoy this new local WG band showcasing their exciting lineup of bluegrass music.
  • 3:00 — 4:00 Nature Walk
    With WG Land Trust founding chairman and wildlife biologist Brian Tefft.
  • 4:30 Award Presentations
    For Digital Photography, Geo-Caching Challenge, Tillinghast Bobber Hunt and Scavenger Hunt.
  • 4:30 "Leave Your Troubles Behind" Raffle
    Limited Edition Print by Donna Kenny Kirwin.
  • 4:30 Volunteer of the Year Award Presentation
    Join the West Greenwich Land Trust in honoring our volunteer of the year award recipient.
  • Chainsaw Carving Demonstration by Local Artist Ken Dudley
    Ken's finished piece will be raffled during the awards presentation at 4:00 PM. $2.00 per ticket.
  • West Greenwich Police Department
    Learn how your local Police Dept. helps to provide a safe and enjoyable community with Ident-a-Kid fingerprinting table.
  • Kids Bounce House and more!
  • West Greenwich Conservation Commission
    Providing local conservation efforts along with display and presentations.
  • West Greenwich Cub Scouts Pack 7
  • Happy Homesteaders 4-H Demonstrations
  • FFA Pumpkin sale and decorating
  • Adopt-A-Cemetery Program Information
  • Exhibits by local vendors


  • 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. Four test tube size canisters have been hidden in two 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 Franklin Farm at 4:30 PM on October 18, 2009.

    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. Digital photos no larger then 2 MB, 300 DPI will be accepted no later then October 2, 2009 on our web site. 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 Franklin Farm at 4:30 PM on October 18, 2009. Three [3] photo entry limit per person.

    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 October 2, 2009.
  • Tillinghast Pond Bobber Hunt
    Twenty-five [25] orange 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 18th event at Franklin Farm for the drawing of two bobber numbers to win a $25.00 gift card to Ocean State Tackle.
  • "Leave Your Troubles Behind" Print Raffle
    Limited Edition Print by Donna Kenny Kirwin
    Summer in Rhode Island is fleeting, but so pleasant, and the beaches of South County and Block Island are favorite places to visit and to paint. This scene shows the various ways Rhode Islanders choose to relax and enjoy the Ocean State in the summer months. The West Greenwich Land Trust is selling one hundred $10.00 raffle tickets from now until our Celebrate West Greenwich Event scheduled on October 18. The print number 97 coincides with the year the West Greenwich Land Trust was established and only 100 tickets for this limited framed print is being offered. So leave your troubles behind and help "keep the green in town" by supporting the WGLT and purchasing a $10.00 raffle ticket in March 2010 or by contacting Steve Wright at swright7553@gmail.com or Charlene Butler at ckb39@cox.net.

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