Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Clean-Up Day Success!

Latham Centers recently acquired the New England Fire and History Museum on Route 6A in Brewster – just down the street from Latham School. The property, transferred to Latham from the former museum’s Board of Trustees, will afford Latham tremendous possibilities for recreational, vocational and community programming.

On October 26th, we held a Community Clean-up Day on the property, which was a resounding success!  The weather was spectacular. We had over 40 participants and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.  We started the day hopeful, and after coffee and donuts, headed out to take back the land from the weeds. Our maintenance department was there in full force directing our efforts, and we had wonderful support from Latham staff, board members, friends from the community, and some very special help from Police Chief Koch; Fire Chief Morin, and Town Manager, Charlie Sumner.  Many brought chain saws and we rented a chipper, all of which really helped us get the job done.  Our rubbish removal company, M.A. Frazier, donated a large dumpster, as well as Chase and Merchant of Dennisport, which we quickly filled.  We had a great lunch from CafĂ© Alfresco , including hot dogs, sandwiches and cookies, delivered by our VP of Development and Community Outreach, Gerry Desautels, and by the end of the day, we had completely taken down all the overgrowth that surrounded the buildings.   

Thanks so much to all who made the day happen!
Stay tuned as we solidify our plans for the property to benefit the children and adults in our programs.











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