Budget vote & Memorial Day parade: Five things to know in Glocester this week

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Crowds gathered for a service during last year's Memorial Day ceremonies.

Budget vote

The Financial Town Referendum will be held Tuesday, May 21 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Glocester Senior Center at 1210 Putnam Pike. Registered voters, only, may cast a vote on the town budget for 2024/2025.

Read more about the propsal, which includes a tax rate decrease here, or view a sample ballot here.

Picnic

Glad Tidings Community Church at 111 Victory Highway will hold a Memorial Day picnic on Monday, May 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will include food trucks, a 19-foot waterslide, and games and activities for adults and children.

Turtles

We announced it before, but there are still spots remaining for those who want to learn about turtles at Harmony Library.

A representative from the Rhode Island Audubon will visit Harmony Library at 1137 Putnam Pike on Thursday, May 23 at 5 p.m. to teach guests about local turtles and how to best support turtle wildlife. Children ages 5 and up are invited to attend and meet a live turtle.

Registration is required by calling the library at (401) 949-2850.

Memorial Day parade

The town of Glocester’s annual Memorial Day Parade will take place on Monday, May 27, stepping off at 10:30 a.m. from Chepachet Free Will Baptist Church at 1213 Putnam Pike. A memorial service at Acotes Cemetery will follow. All veterans are invited to participate. For more information, call the Glocester Recreation Department at (401) 568-6206 ext. 224.

Town meetings

The Glocester Planning Board workshop originally scheduled for Tuesday, May 21 has been cancelled.

The Glocester Town Council will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, May 22 starting at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall at 1145 Putnam Pike. The agenda is here.

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