Propane for food, Scarecrow Festival changes: Five things to know in Glocester this week

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Ziggy is helping to collect school supplies at the Century 21 office in Chepachet.

School supply drive

Century 21 Limitless in Chepachet is holding a school supply drive this week, collecting pens, colored pencils, notebooks, Kleenex packages, small bottles of hand sanitizer and school snacks at the business at 1160 Putnam Pike to fill up 50 backpacks. Most donations can be dropped through the mail slot on the door, or visit with Ziggy – seen above – and agent Carla Zimmerman when the office is open.  

Food drive

Reichert & Sons Fuel Oil has stepped up to help increase donations to the Glocester Food Bank and is giving out full 20 pound grill propane tanks to anyone who makes a food donation of $5 or more. Those who would like to participate must bring their old propane tank when dropping off the donation. The donation bin is located in the lobby of the business at 12 Money Hill Road in Chepachet.

This offer runs through Friday, August 18, and the office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.

Questions can be directed to (401) 568-2130.

New festival leaders

The Glocester Scarecrow Festival has a new sponsor.

Founder Mark Rechter announced this week that the Chepachet Grange #38 and The Glocester Libraries will be handing over the reins to The Friendship Lodge for the festival scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 14. Rechter thanked the community for six years of support for the event.

Hiring

The Glocester Police Department is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of probationary police officer. The position offers a top step salary of $78,296 and benefits. For more information and to apply, candidates are instructed to visit glocesterri.org.

Town meetings

The Glocester Land Trust will hold a meeting on Tuesday, August 8 at Glocester Town Hall at 1145 Putnam Pike starting at 7 p.m. The agenda is here.

The Glocester Conservation Commission will not hold a meeting on Thursday, August 10.

The Glocester Board of Contract & Purchases will hold a meeting on Friday, August 11 starting at 11 a.m. at Glocester Town Hall at 1145 Putnam Pike. The agenda is here.

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