FHS Alumni Association Light-a-Light Campaign
Unfortunately, due to budget cuts at the Standard Times and the Advocate, we are unable to conduct our mailing of the Advocate to the 6000 alumni we have in our database. This has always been our only fundraiser of the year, and we now need your help to continue the mission of the FHS Alumni Association!
100% of your donation money goes directly into funding restoration projects, scholarships, grants, and other worthwhile projects that benefit the students of the high school.
If you prefer to make your tax deductible donation via mail or in person, we are happy to accommodate! Please contact us at: FHS Alumni Assn., PO Box 6 Fairhaven, MA 02719, FHSAlumni12@gmail.com
If you would like to make your Light-a-Light donation online, please visit http://fairhavenalumni.org/light and indicate the dedication for your donation (such as “in memory of …”) in the box provided, and click on “Make a Donation.”
We are also asking classes or individuals to share this information on their own social media pages, and generally spread the word about this year’s Light-a-Light campaign being a very different one. We will be making weekly posts on our Fairhaven High School Alumni Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/fairhavenalumni/) to highlight the projects that the FHS Alumni Association has been able to fund using the donations from the annual Light-a-Light fundraisers.
Poverty Point Walking Tour Revisited
Sat., 10/12, 10:00 a.m. Starts at Cooke Memorial Park, Pilgrim Ave. (Parking on west side of Cherry St. and south side of Pilgrim Ave.)
A revised and updated walk along a new tour route in the oldest village area in present-day Fairhaven. This area, once known as Oxford Village got the nickname Poverty Point around 1810, but the downturn of fortune was short-lived. Hear about the old burial ground and the mysterious human remains dug up in 1902. See what was once called “the most pretentious dwelling in the village.” Learn about the first Japanese person to live in America, the first man to sail around the world alone, the founder of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and the woman who had a school named after her while she was still its principal.
Guide: Christopher Richard. Sponsored by the Fairhaven Office of Tourism. Free. For more info call 508-979-4085 or email FairhavenTours@fairhaven-ma.gov.
Sat. 10/12, 12:30–2:30 p.m. Can’t come up with an idea for a Halloween costume? Join Fairhaven Sustainability Committee at the Millicent Library basement for a Halloween Swap! Look through costumes, accessories, and decorations to see if you can find something that would be just perfect for your costume!
To donate costumes or accessories for this exciting event, dropthem in the collection bin located in the entrance of Town Hall between now and October 11, Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm.
Some donation guidelines: costumes and accessories should be clean, and non-violent (no gore). Don’t limit yourself to just costumes! Jewelry, scarves, crazy hats, anything that can be used for a costume as well as decorations will be accepted.
St. Joseph Parish, 100 Spring St., Fairhaven, Hospitality Annual Fund-raiser, Sat., 10/12, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sun., 10/13, 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Gently used books, handbags, jewelry, baked goods.
Library Building Turns 100 We need photos & stories
The Marie S. Howard School building, now the Acushnet Public Library, turns 100 this year. A key to the success of this celebration will be pictures and memories of the building throughout its history as a school, a community center, and now, a library. If you have class pictures or any memories you’d like to share, contact the committee by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
On Saturday, October 12, Nancy Francis will be on-hand to collect any stories you may have about the building. Please stop by between 10 a.m. and 12 noon to share your memories with her!
The Friends of the Acushnet Public Library will be collecting donations for their annual sale on Sat., 10/12 from 10 a.m.–1 p.m.; Tues., Wed., Thurs., 10/15, 10/16, 10/17, from 2–5 p.m., at the library, 232 Middle Rd., Acushnet. Please bring items to the Community Room through the deck-side entrance. Do not leave the items outside or in the book drop.
We will accept hardcover and paperback books for all ages, DVDs and CDs. We will NOT accept anything that is in poor condition, magazines, textbooks, encyclopedias, board games, video or audio cassettes. All items MUST be in good condition, clean and free of mold, dust, etc. The goal is for the Friends to be able to re-sell donation items, and they have the right to refuse any donation.
The Friends support the library’s museum pass program, events for all ages and other library services. Please consider supporting them either through your donations for the sale or during their membership drive.
The annual sale and membership drive will be held Oct. 19–24, during regular library hours.
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