The 120th Annual Sharon Picnic
Sunday, September 25, 2011
[new date is thanks to the arrival of Hurricane Irene in August ]
from Noon to 2 or thereabouts
All residents and others interested in the Town of Sharon, New Hampshire, are cordially invited to attend the Annual Sharon Picnic, first held in 1891. In 1897 Samuel W. (Willard) Bass placed in trust a small parcel of land for the "purpose of holding thereon public picnics", and in 1933 Ruth Taggart Rice added a second parcel for the same purpose. These parcels make up our present 1.5 acre
Willard Bass Park, located in the center of on Route 123. Sharon
At 1:00 we will have the usual notices by town officials of current happenings in
. In addition, Pete Throop, Director of the Monadnock Community Conservation Partnership (MCCP) program of the Monadnock Conservancy, will give a brief update on Sharon ’s draft Open Space Plan. During the past year, a sub-committee of the Sharon Conservation Commission, led by Pete, has written the draft plan which is based on community input and their review of the town’s natural resources maps. A representative from the NH Fish and Game Department will then talk about the state Wildlife Action Plan and key wildlife habitats in Sharon . Sharon
After the picnic, you are invited to hear an overview presentation on
Sharon’s draft Open Space Plan and to provide input, reactions, and comments before the plan is finalized. Community participation is essential to ensuring that the plan meets the needs of the town so your thoughts will be much appreciated.
Some of you may have noticed the damage done to the park fence by this year’s heavy snow. Ken Callahan has done his best to restore it, but much of it is in need of replacement. We ask that you keep the fence in mind when you donate to the park this year.
Bring your picnic and your lawn chair to enjoy the park, get to know your
Sharon neighbors, and welcome newcomers in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. A few contributions to the community dessert table are always welcome. If you've never been to a Sharon Town Picnic, do come this year! And feel free to call any of the Trustees of Willard Bass Park listed below if you have questions.
Anne Booth 924-6425 Ken Callahan 924-3726 Linda Claff 924-3503 Gina Goff 924-6206