Raynham Community Day
RAVE Raynham Rocks!

Raynham's last summer weekend is filled with a big community celebration: Raynham Community Day, organized by RAVE.
BRRHS' TJ2 Robotics, who had brought their team to the nationals in Houston Texas this year, showed their robot that sorts cones and pillows. The Taunton Garden Club was giving out seeds to encourage gardening. Raynham STEAM involved the kids with science, technology, engineering, art and math. Speaking of Art, The Bridgewater Antiphonal Brass Band set off a very comfortable feeling, playing old favorites. Inside the Senior Center, art was displayed made by community members. Along with that, there was a pie contest to see who made the best pies. Local karate classes exhibited the techniques that they've learned, and our first responders gave a demonstration. In a very humorous way, the Raynham Police set up a mugshot photo booth. Alpacas and Goats were on hand for a cute petting zoo. It was so much fun, we cant wait for next year's Raynham Community Day!
Story & Photo credit: Brian Coleman, BuzzAround Intern, Bridgewater State University
Senior Center Art Display B. Coleman
Raynham Police Photo Booth
Photo credit: Elena Kyranos Gianopoulos
In an email from the Raynham Community Day Committee: "It was a beautiful day to celebrate Raynham thanks to all of you. Raynham Park and Recreation and the Raynham Highway Department ensured we had a safe and beautiful area... We estimate there were again well over 1,000 visitors in attendance...! It was so nice to gather with our friends, neighbors and local businesses and organizations."

This day would not have been possible without our generous sponsors. A special thank you to:
Platinum Sponsors: American Legion Post 405 of Raynham, Bluestone Bank, WIN Waste Innovations
Gold Sponsors: Bristol County Savings Bank, Harbor One Bank
Bronze Sponsors: Loan Depot-Jennifer Banks Oldfield, Personal Best Karate

"The booths were amazing with creative set-ups, giveaways, raffles, activities and more! The entertainment provided by various sponsored entertainers from a band concert by the Bridgewater Antiphonal Brass Society, a petting zoo with alpacas and goats, a magic show, a unique reptile show (and more) was top notch. Our local martial arts and dance schools were phenomenal and the crowd let us know by cheering and clapping. Thank you to Raynham Channel Director, Michael Heylin, for the sound system and announcing our entertainment. The new Kids Zone with face painting, Henna Art from Taunton, and yard games was a draw for many. There was an endless supply of hotdogs, soda, and water from the Raynham Lions Club. Delicious clam chowder from Seafood and Cones Restaurant of Raynham was another highlight of the day, as well as donuts and munchkins from Aaron Mello's Dunkin' location on Rt. 138 in Raynham. The Raynham Police and Fire demonstrations were a hit as well. It is clear that the firefighters and police officers truly enjoy this day with the kids. Thank you to our Raynham CERT for assisting with parking and safety. It was a great day to visit the open house at the Senior Center and enjoy their art show. The 2nd Annual Pie Baking Contest was a great success thanks to all eight pie bakers and our special celebrity judge, Art, owner of Art's Bakery. Patricia Palmieri won first prize with her delicious key lime pie! These were just a few highlights of the day, as there is just too much to mention. A special note of gratitude to all of our Raynham Town Departments who helped make this event such a success. Thank you to ALL!" For more information: RAVE Raynham FB Page

STEAM Game photo credit: Leslie Kola
Historical Tidbit:
In Honor of William J. Sullivan, Jr.
"William J. Sullivan, Jr., became Superintendent of Schools when Dr. LaLiberte retired. Mr. Sullivan had been with the system many years, as the principal of the junior high school, Curriculum Coordinator, and Assistant Superintendent. 
When Mr. Sullivan retired in 1987, hundreds gathered, and he was presented with many gifts. One of the most important announcements was that the Center School, where Mr. Sullivan had had his office for many years, was being 
renamed the William J. Sullivan, Jr. School in his honor." 

From: The History of Raynham, Patrice White
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Town Clerk
Assessors    508-824-2704
Selectmen        508-824-2707
Building Dept.       508-824-2708
Board of Health      508-824-2766
Planning         508-824-2745
Veterans Service Officer 508-828-4527

Public Library

Council on Aging

Food Pantry
2nd and 4th Thursday of the month
9 - 11a
494 Church St, Raynham
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You won a 9" Mum
(value $12)
Nessralla Farm Store
416 Plymouth St (Rt106)
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Bee sure to play our Historical Tidbit Trivia Game at the bottom of this newsletter.

Enter for this week's prize of
a free 1.5 hour class at
Raynham Middle School Parent Organization Meeting Dates
All meetings are at 7p in the RMS Library

September 26th, 2023, October 17th, 2023
November 14th, 2023, December 12th, 2023
For more information, visit the RMSPO FB
Community Yoga Series @ Gazebo Field

Saturdays September - November, 11AM - 12PM, 2235 King Philip St, Raynham, MA

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Are you a Lego Master? If so, it's time to show off your skills!
Lego Adventures 
Grades 2 - 4
Thurs 09/28/2023 - 11/16/2023
3:30 - 4:30 PM
LaLiberte Elementary School - Cafeteria
Each week in Lego Adventures, there is a new challenge to build: From skyscrapers to farms, bridges to airports, space stations to main streets, and everything in between!

The Right Brain Curriculum instructors will only reveal challenges, but will also review the history of what we are about to build:
    - How airports graduated from landing strips to vast travel networks
    - How Depression-era farms survived hordes of grasshoppers
    - How aeroelasticity explains why the Tacoma bridge nicknamed "Galloping Gertie" collapsed.

Then, it's time to build! You will create a model of each type of structure out of an enormous assortment of provided Legos, then present your creation as we photograph and document it.
Learning and Legos: A perfect match!!
Pine Hill Estates Mobile Home Owner's Association: 2023 Fall Bazaar

Sat. October 7th 10AM - 2PM
Louie's Lodge
42 Easy St. Raynham, MA

All are welcome to Pine Hill Estates' 2023 Fall Bazaar with free admission. Come take a look at arts and craft vendors and potentially bring a prize home! There will also be coffee and snacks for sale. Get in touch with Pine Hill Estates!
Raynham Cultural Council Grants

Applications Close October 17th

The Raynham Cultural Council is now offering grants to organizations, schools, or individuals creating cultural activities in the community of Raynham. These grants would be able to support exhibits, performances, or other fun activities for the town. The average grant tends to range from $250-$500 depending on the applicant.
More Information can be found here: Local Cultural Council Program
Registration for the informational: How to apply for a Local Cultural Council Grant
Raynham Lions Club Crafts Fair

Sat. October 21st 9AM - 3PM
2234 King Phillips St. Raynham, MA

Upcoming crafts fair at the Raynham Lions Club invites all to come enjoy a day of crafts, refreshments, and raffles.

Crafters are still needed at the fair. It will cost $40 per table. Please contact the people below if interested.
Nadine Ferreira 774-218-9064
Janice Steek 508-823-1815

GFWC Annual
Soup Sampler & Fundraiser

Sat. October 21st 12 - 2PM
Winthrop St Baptist Church
39 Winthrop St, Taunton, MA

The Greater Taunton Women's Club will be serving homemade soups, sandwiches and more. There will also be raffles for gift baskets and gifts cards to local businesses and restaurants.

Ticket Prices: Adults $15, Children $7

All proceeds will go to student scholarships and local charities. Tickets can be purchased through any club members or calling Joyce (508-832-4482) or Diane (508-728-7823).

Climate Can Do:
The Buy Nothing Project
The BN project exists to trade goods freely without purchasing them. Less of our earth's resources are used if we share what we already have. Less items like furniture, clothes, housewares and sporting goods end up in landfills. Over 6 million people around the world are in the Buy Nothing movement! Download the free app and within minutes, you can Give, Ask, and share your Gratitude with your neighbors. It's instant and easy.

What goods can you give on Buy Nothing?: Anything someone else may want. Maybe you have a perfectly good chair to get rid of? You can list it on the BN app, and someone will take it. Do you see something you like, get in touch with the person who posted it, and it can be yours.
What is a Buy Nothing Community?: A BN community is the people around you. There are BN Communities in Bridgewater, Brockton, East / West Bridgewater combined one, as are Halifax & Hanson. Find the community that's right for you.

Donate to the Project: Loving the money you are saving? Contribute here. Helping removes trash from the environment. The longer an item can remain out of a landfill, the better. The BN Project is run by donations by the community and sponsors. Buy Nothing Project is fiscally sponsored by Angels for Angels, a 501(c)(3), Donations are tax-deductible.

Getting involved: If you want to join, you can download the app on your phone or computer from the app store. Anything else you'd like to know? buynothingproject.org

 This Climate Can-Do Article was written by Ella Reddin, BuzzAround Writing Intern at Framingham State University. Focusing on actions that individuals can do in the face of our climate emergency. We can do it!
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Raynham Sewer Commission Meeting
September 14, 2023
Video Courtesy of The Raynham Channel
Raynham Board of Selectmen
September 12, 2023
Video Courtesy of The Raynham Channel
Monthly Breakfast at the Raynham Senior Center

The Raynham Senior Center has been working tirelessly to provide various events for our seniors. One such event is a monthly breakfast of pancakes, eggs, bacon, potatoes, fruit, and coffee.

All are welcome and it costs $3 per person.


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Historical Tidbit Question:
When did Mr. Sullivan retire?

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“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”~ Martin Luther King Jr

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”
~ Jimi Hendrix

“When I say it's you I like, I'm talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace that rises triumphant over war, and justice that proves more powerful than greed.” ~ Fred Rogers

“Peace is more than the absence of war. Peace is accord. Harmony.” ~ Laini Taylor
Peace dear friends, peace. ~ Jacquie
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