Page 12 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2021 THE SOUNDS OF SAUGUS | FROM PAGE 11 the truck. The church truly enjoys hosting this great fall event.” DAR Honoring Veterans The Parson Roby Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is taking orders for American flags to be displayed at the Saugus Town Hall lawn on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, from 8 am. to noon. Each flag purchased will list the full name and rank of service, branch of service and years served, if known. Otherwise, whatever knowledge you have will be included on the tag. Each flag will be tagged with the information you provide, either In Memory of, if deceased, or In Honor of, if still living. An example: ‘In Memory of Ensign Paul Jones, US Navy 1980-1995. Several members of the DAR will place them on the lawn. At noon you may pick up your flag and place it on the grave of the veteran or give it to the veteran you are honoring, if living, to thank them for their service. The DAR is a women’s group service organization honoring the American Flag and our Veterans and promoting History, Education and Patriotism. Please send your requested information, along with a check for $5.00 made out to the DAR Parson Roby Chapter, and mail it to Ms. Linda Ross, DAR, 88 Main St., Saugus, MA 01906. If you require further information, please call Regent Charlotte Line, Saugus Parson Roby Chapter, at 781820-7815. “Murder at Breakheart Hill Farm” authors talk On Wednesday (Oct. 13) at 7 p.m., Doug Heath and Alison Simcox will present a talk about their local history research at the Saugus Historical Society meeting (30 Main St., Saugus). Doug and Alison have collaborated on six books about Saugus and surrounding towns. In the midst of the pandemic, their book “Murder at Breakheart Hill Farm” was published – with the true story of a shocking murder at Breakheart at the beginning of the 20th century. Their latest publication is a trail guide for Virginia Wood, the historic section of Middlesex Fells Reservation named after “ice king” Frederic Tudor’s niece. Signed copies will be available. Their other books are “Breakheart Reservation,” “Lake Quannapowitt,” “Middlesex Fells” and “The Lost Mill Villages of Middlesex Fells.” Alison and Doug are environmental scientists whose local history research has spanned many years, and the historical society is delighted to have them back in person at the October meeting. The Saugus Historical Society meeting is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more details, please contact Laura Eisener at LDELD@shore.net or 781-231-5988. 8th Gold Star Run for Honor next weekend The 8th Gold Star Run for Honor is set for next Saturday, Oct. 16, here in Saugus, in memory of the late Scott Procopio, who was killed in action 14 years ago in Ramadi, Iraq. Contestants have several different race options – a 5K, a 10K, a mile walk and a kids fun run – with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Scott Procopio Scholarship Fund. Runners will be able to pick up their packets on race day at Saugus Center in front of the Town Hall from 7:30 to 9 a.m. The course covers a mixture of terrains with one goodsized climb. All distances start at the same time and all fuel stops will have water and electrolytes. Strollers and dogs are welcome. For those who are concerned about COVID-19, there will be a virtual option for the Gold Star Run. You’ll have all weekend to complete your preferred distance while receiving all the glory, including all the swag, and even an opportunity to submit your race results. Unfortunately, you won’t be eligible for awards, but you will have the opportunity to download a finishers certificate upon completion. Awards will be presented to the individuals scoring for the top three teams in each classification. The winning teams also receive the coveted Corporate Challenge Cup for display at their organizations. There will be a variety of community sponsors and vendors set up in front of the Saugus Town Hall. Essex Landing will be onsite providing hot dogs for all participants, and other food/drink will be available. Scott Procopio is a Saugus war hero. He was on his second deployment as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, having previously served in Fallujah in 2005. He was killed in action as a result of a roadside bomb on the morning of April 2, 2006, in Ramadi, Iraq. This race raises money for the CPL Scott J. Procopio Memorial Scholarship program to provide high school seniors with academic scholarships. For more information, contact High5EM | 978-594-7050 | info@high5em.com Want to serve Saugus? Feel like getting involved in meaningful public service for your hometown? Go to Saugus Town Hall. You will find plenty of opportunities there. The Saugus Town Manager is accepting resumes/applications from Saugus residents for several volunteer positions on the following Boards or Commissions: Board of Assessors: The responsibility of this board is to annually determine the full and fair market value of all real estate in the town. Guidelines are set by the Dept. of Revenue, Bureau of Local Assessment. Board of Health: This board is responsible for protecting and serving the citizens in health areas, such as food sanitation, restaurants, markets, compliance with the state sanitary and other health codes, and emergency preparedness. Medical degree or physicians preferred. Boats and Waterways Commission: The responsibilities of these positions are to provide a clear, effective and professional policy that will ensure the interest of commercial, fishing and recreational boating and that the waterways will be accessible to all citizens. Commission on Disabilities: The responsibilities of these positions are to answer questions and provide referral guidance regarding disability-related issues in accordance with the Mass. General Laws. Conservation Commission: The Commission’s responsibility is to preserve the natural resources of Saugus and to protect the remaining open spaces, wild life, salt marshes, and ponds and to restore streams and the Saugus River to their natural state. Historical Commission: The Commission’s responsibility is to preserve and register all historical sites in Saugus. Planning Board: The Board’s responsibilities are to hear, review and vote on the applications proposed to the Town of Saugus regarding subdivision plans, zoning special permits, rezoning issues and site plan review permits. Youth and Recreation: The Commission was established for the purpose of carrying out programs including but not limited to those designed to meet the opportunities, challenges and problems of the youths of the town. If you are interested in volunteering and are a resident of Saugus, please submit a letter of interest and resume by Friday, Oct. 15 to: Saugus Town Manager, 298 Central St., Suite 1, Saugus, MA 01906, or email Cmoreschi@saugus-ma.gov. Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus Program Resumes for the 21-22 School Year (Editor’s Note: The following info is from an announcement submitted by Julie Cicolini, a member of the Board of Directors for Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus, providing information about the return of the program for the new school year.) Who we are: Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus (HS2) is a nonprofit group of volunteers who are helping to offset food insecurity in households. HS2 provides students/families who enroll in the program a supply of nutritious food for when school lunches and breakfasts are unavailable to them on weekends. How HS2 can help you: HS2 bags are distributed at school on Fridays to take home. Bags include such items as peanut butter, jelly, a loaf of bread, canned meals/ soups/tuna/vegetables, pasta/sauce, fruit cups, cereal, oatmeal, goldfish, pretzels and granola bars. To sign up, complete online form: https://forms.gle/gmMGguycSHBdziuE9. Want to partner with us: HS2 relies on donations to create take-home bags for a weekend full of meals. All food is provided to children free of charge. It is our hope these resources will support the health, behavior and achievement of every student who participates. We would love to partner with organizations, youth groups, PTOs, businesses and individuals to assist in feeding students of Saugus. To learn more about how you can partner with us, visit the Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus Facebook page or email us at HS2Saugus@gmail. com. Checks can also be sent directly to: Salem Five c/o Healthy Students-Healthy Saugus, 855-5 Broadway, Saugus, MA 01906. Online donations can also be made at https://givebutter.com/HealthySaugus. HS2 is accepting nonperishables to support the program. Items can be dropped off in a designated donation bin at the Saugus Town Hall lobby. Items have been carefully chosen and we ask that donations are not expired and come only from this list: –Macaroni & cheese, 7.5 oz. –Peanut butter, 15 oz. –Jelly (squeeze plastic bottles) –Canned vegetables (i.e., sliced carrots, green beans, peas, corn), 15 oz. –Canned tuna, 5 oz. –Canned chicken, 10 oz. –Canned beans –Canned meals (i.e., soups, chili, SpaghettiOs, raviolis) –Fruit cups –Oatmeal packets –Cold cereal –Granola bars –Pasta –Pasta sauce (no glass) Saugus Cultural Council seeks grant proposals The Saugus Cultural Council has set an Oct. 15 deadline for organizations, schools and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community. Supported programs will take place in 2022. These grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Saugus – including exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies or performances in schools, workshops and lectures, according to Saugus Cultural Council Chair Mike Sullivan. This year the Saugus Cultural Council will distribute about $16,000 in grants, Sullivan said. Previously funded organizations include the Saugus Public Schools, the Friends of Breakheart Reservation, the Senior Center and the Saugus Public Library. The Saugus Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences and humanities every year. The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community. For local guidelines and complete information on the Saugus Cultural Council, you can contact Sullivan at michaelsullivan027@gmail.com or 617-968-6261. Application forms and more information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available online at www. mass-culture.org. Let’s hear it! Got an idea, passing thought or gripe you would like to share with The Saugus Advocate? I’m always interested in your feedback. It’s been over five and a half years since I began work at The Saugus Advocate. I’m always interested in hearing readers’ suggestions for possible stories or good candidates for “The Advocate Asks” interview of the week. Feel free to email me at mvoge@ comcast.net. Do you have some interesting views on an issue that you want to express to the community? Submit your idea. If I like it, we can meet for a 15- to 20-minute interview over a hot drink at a local coffee shop. And I’ll buy the coffee or tea. Or, if you prefer to continue practicing social distancing and be interviewed from the safety of your home on the phone or via email, I will provide that option to you as the nation recovers from the Coronavirus crisis. If it’s a nice day, my preferred site for a coffee and interview would be the picnic area of the Saugus Iron Works.

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