Raymond News

Volunteers Wanted to Help Keep Fun Things Happening In Raymond
By Cheryl Killam    4-8-19

There is so much fun stuff planned for this summer in Raymond but we are in need of more volunteers to make it happen.  

The Riverside Park Committee in conjunction with the Raymond Recreation Department has been working to re-establish the Town's Riverside Park and offer family-friendly events in the park.  The committee hopes more residents and local organizations will join in and help get things organized.  If you know of anyone who might be interested in running an event or volunteering in anyway please forward this information and invite them to a meeting or have them call 895-7030 to be added to the email list. 

The Raymond Coalition for Youth (RCFY) in partnership with the schools and Raymond Recreation, are kicking off the activities with “Operation Raymond Cleanup”   beginning on Saturday, April 27th running for 2 weeks through Saturday, May 11th. 

Come out and join in the huge clean up project to help pick up trash and bottles and cans that have been tossed along the road sides over the winter. The schools and town will be cleaning on Friday, May 3rd.

You may choose which area you would like to clean up, just take pictures and visit the RCFY website at www.rcfy.com for more details.  Rumor has it that there might be t-shirts, but no promises.

The start of the Riverside Park activities will begin on Saturday, May 4th with a "Clean Our Park Day" at Riverside Park on Sundeen Parkway.

 The 4th Annual Fairy House Village event and Historical Society Open House will also be held on Saturday, May 4th from 11 am to 1 pm at the Depot downtown.  

The goal is to have family-friendly events on Saturdays or Saturday evenings during the summer.  We would like to invite you or your organization to be part of this.  The idea is for a group or club to take one or two Saturdays over the summer to plan and run an event.  If a group wants to use an event as a fundraiser, that's fine, just give something back to the park, maybe a 50/50 split of the profits.   There is power in the park and there will be a portable toilet.

On Saturday, June 1st, there will be a Riverside Bark Pup Fair with activities for your family dog and you the handler. More details coming.

The Thursday night Concert Series on the Common will begin on June 20th with Studio 2 (a Beatles Tribute Band - Sponsored by IC Reed). Join us from 6 pm to 7:30 pm each Thursday evening through August. Refreshments will be provided by the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Remember there is no concert on July 4th or Town Fair week.  

The National Great American Campout Day is Saturday, June 22 and it's a great reason to hold a family camping night at Riverside Park with campfires, toasted marshmallows and maybe scary stories. So gather up your tents, sleeping bags, chairs and flashlights for fun in the park. Sign up at the Raymond Recreation Dept.

Join everyone on Saturday, June 29 for Fairy House Building and Walk, where you can come and build your very own Fairy House. It’s a free event. Participants are asked to bring snacks to share.

Don’t forget the 4th of July Parade is coming, along with the Miss/Jr. Miss Raymond Pageants and Town Fair on July 11th through July 14th.

There is a calendar with tentative events listed at Raymond Recreation. Some of those event ideas include Movie Night at the Park with Popcorn and drinks; Game Day; Improv Skits and Entertainment; a Carnival Day and Rhythm, Dance N Yoga.  These are suggestions, and anyone who has an idea for one of the Saturdays and is available to sponsor or help at one of the events contact Raymond Recreation at 895-7030.  

For more information or details about coming activities and events be sure to check Raymond Area News website Calendar at www.raymondareanews.com/calendar .



























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