What can one town accomplish in a single day?
Find out on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 10 when Belmont celebrates the third annual Belmont Serves day, a town-wide day of community service, will be held on Monday, Oct. 10, the Columbus Day holiday.
This annual event brings together the entire community to help serve others. It is a family-friendly event, with projects available for all ages and skill levels. Last year, more than 400 fellow residents worked together for the Columbus Day morning, and then celebrated a “job well done” with pizza and ice cream.
Here are some of our goals Belmont Serves:
• fill the Belmont Food Pantry to overflowing with groceries donated by town residents,
• plant gardens throughout the town,
• work outdoors making improvements to our town’s conservation lands,
• sew quilts for children living in shelters, and
• put a fresh coat of paint on community assets that need some touch-up work
Belmont Serves day is organized by the Belmont Religious Council, Belmont’s inter-faith organization. The event is endorsed by the Board of Selectmen, Belmont School Department, and other community organizations. Everyone is welcome.
Like last year, the event begins and ends at St. Joesph’s Parish hall, on the corner of Common Street and School Street. It starts at 8:30 a.m. with a light breakfast. Everyone chooses a project, and the project teams start work at around 9 am. Projects are completed at 12:30 pm, followed by pizza and ice cream at St. Joseph’s parish hall at 1 p.m. Then everyone can enjoy their afternoon with family and friends, knowing they have done something important for others.
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
Visit our web site.
WANT TO DONATE TO THE BELMONT FOOD PANTRY?
Volunteers will be going door-to-door across town on Belmont Serves day, Oct. 10, collecting groceries for the Belmont Food Pantry. A few days before, we will place an empty shopping bag at the front door of houses we will be visiting. All you have to do is put some non-perishable items in the bag. Then place the bag on your front step before 9 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 10. It’s that easy.
WANT TO PARTICIPATE?
Come to St. Joseph’s Parish Hall on Monday, Oct. 10 at 8:30 a.m., ready to work. Wear outdoor clothes and work gloves, if you plan to do an outdoor project. Wear painting clothes if you plan to paint and you will get paint on you! Bring a child’s wagon or a vehicle, if you plan to help collect groceries for the food pantry. We will assign a specific route to your group.
BELMONT SERVES DAY IS FUN!
More than 400 people, young and old, had a great time last year, while they were making a difference in our town.
Please join us this year on Monday.