OAKVILLE — On the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour, the Watertown and Oakville communities gathered to show their love and appreciation for those who serve and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. On Wednesday, November 11, under leaden skies but record warmth, sizable crowds were in attendance at both the Oakville Green and the Watertown Green Gazebo for services sponsored by the Oakville American Legion Post 195, Oakville VFW Post 7330 and the Watertown VFW Post 5157.
Boy Scout Packs and Troops 52 at Union Congregational Church and Troop 140 at St. Mary Magdalen Church had a successful Scouting for Food drive last week. Donations were almost double that of previous years. Most vehicles that went out to retrieve the Scouting for Food bags returned with 80 to 100 bags each and had to go back to finish their routes.
Free Covid-19 testing continues from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Friday in the parking lot at Quassy Amusement & Waterpark, 2132 Middlebury Rd., Middlebury. The park, which closed out its 2020 season on October 11, will reopen on April 24, 2021.
WATERTOWN - In their last two meets of their shortened season, the Watertown High School cross country teams faced NVL rivals Torrington and St. Paul Catholic High Schools, with the girls winning both of their meets while the boys split theirs enabling both sides to finish with 2-2 records.
The Friends of the Watertown Library are grateful to Labonne’s Market for their donation of a grocery cart for their newly reopened Book Nook. The cart has made the librarians’ work so much easier as they restock the shelves. Pictured are Book Nook Manager Cis Davidson, left, and volunteer Carolyn Baeder.
The signs are up for the Watertown Lions Club Christmas Tree Sale and the trailer is in place at the Watertown Plaza. The sale begins on Thanksgiving weekend, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, November 28 and Sunday November 29, and runs for two weeks. The Lions have a great selection of Fraser firs from Canada ranging from 5 to 9 feet.