The Tiger and Wolf Dens joined scores of other Lancaster residents during the weekend of April 27th and 28th to make the annual Town Clean-up project a resounding success.
The Tiger Den, a irrepressible group of public-spirited first graders led by Sal Bhimji, Nick Facendola and Shawn Kerr met at the Town Beach on Sunday morning and spent a couple of hours picking up every stray piece of debris they could lay their (gloved) hands on. After that, it was Dunkin’ Munchkins and bottled water for all, with Mr. Bhimji giving a brief talk on the importance of “giving back.”
On Saturday, the Wolves Den, an equally community-conscious group of second graders led by John Stazinski and Jessica Pease, met at the Nashua River Canoe launch site just out of town on Main Street across from the historic Rowlandson Garrison Site. These boys covered a wide swath of ground picking up any and all trash, including the remains of an old wooden baby crib! After that, the boys walked deeper into the woods, across the railroad tracks to the historic Old Settlers Burial Ground, where Mr. Ostroff pointed out many features of historic interest regarding the inscriptions and the gravestones themselves to the boys and parents.
Lancaster’s future finest were on display both days!