Briefs

Artists, crafters sought

Attention artists, artisans, and crafters! It's time to send in an application for the Townsend Historical Society's 33rd Annual Arts and Crafts Fair to be held Sept. 14 and 15. The fair is held on the beautiful Townsend Common, and both days there will be live music, demonstrations and food from the grill to attract visitors.

Spaces measure 10-foot-by-15-foot, and the fee is $55 for one or both days; $60 if applications are received after July 31.

For an application form or more information, contact the Townsend Historical Society at 978-597-2106 or go to the website www.townsendhistoricalsociety.org.

The fair is juried to ensure all work is handmade.

Friends of Townsend Seniors accepting nominations for Wm. E. May Endowment Fund award

The Friends of the Townsend Seniors are looking for that outstanding individual in the Townsend community who has given of himself or herself to the growth and betterment of the town of Townsend.

Friends President Russ Moore explains that candidates will be well-respected and will have demonstrated through actions and deeds a keen interest in the affairs and needs of the senior citizens of Townsend.

Nominations are now open for this year's honoree for the 2014 William E. May Endowment Award.

Past awardees include: William E. May, Dr. Lawrence Churchville Jr.


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, Roy and Nancy Shepherd, Jim Clish, Ethel Amiro, Bob Tumber, Ed and Mary West, Hirk and Louise Fortin, Connie Giles, Terry McNabb, David Profit, Avis Roy, Russ Moore and Ken and Susan Gerken.

Nomination forms are available at the Senior Center (978-597-1710), McNabb's Pharmacy and the Town Clerk's Office.

If someone was nominated in the past and not selected, please consider resubmitting that individual for consideration. Nomination forms should be placed in a sealed envelope, marked "William E. May Nomination" and mailed to Friends of Townsend Seniors, P.O. Box 972, Townsend, MA 01469 or dropped off at the Senior Center. They must be received by June 6.

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Thursday band concerts

The Townsend Military band will perform a concert on the Townsend Common Thursdays this summer, starting at 7:30 p.m. and ending at 9:30 p.m. Before and during the concerts, lawn parties will be held on the common offering food and games, sponsored by local nonprofit groups. All are invited to attend!