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ABOUT TOWN: Volunteers Wanted; Stoughton Church Unites (And More...)

Welcome to "About Town with Mark Snyder," a column that will keep you up to the minute with what's what, who's who and what's going on around town. If you see or hear something we could use here, let us know by sending an e-mail to pmpco@aol.com.

ABOUT TOWN: Volunteers Wanted; Stoughton Church Unites (And More...) ABOUT TOWN: Volunteers Wanted; Stoughton Church Unites (And More...) ABOUT TOWN: Volunteers Wanted; Stoughton Church Unites (And More...) ABOUT TOWN: Volunteers Wanted; Stoughton Church Unites (And More...) ABOUT TOWN: Volunteers Wanted; Stoughton Church Unites (And More...)

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Stoughton is still seeking volunteers for eight town boards/committees.

Applications for appointment to the following Boards and Commissions will be accepted at the Town Manager’s Office, Town Hall, 10 Pearl Street, until 12 noon on Thursday, August 9:

  • Brockton Area Transit Representative - 1 vacancy, 3-year term
  • Cable TV Advisory Committee - 4 vacancies, 3-year terms
  • Cedar Hill Golf - 1 vacancy, 3-year term
  • Commission on Disabilities - 1 vacancy, 1-year term
  • Conservation Commission -  1 vacancy, 3-year term
  • Council on Aging - 1 vacancy, 2-year term
  • Cultural Council - 15 vacancies, 3-year terms
  • Historical Commission - 2 vacancies, 3-year terms

Positions are voluntary. Applications are available at the Town Manager’s Office or on the Town of Stoughton website under Town Departments/Town Manager/Forms and Documents/Application for Board/Committee.

If you have any questions please contact Reggie at 781-341-1300 Ext. 9211 or by email at twnmgr@stoughton-ma.gov.

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CHURCH HOLDS FAMILY OUTDOOR SERVICE & BARBECUE: Pastor Sean Sears told About Town that four different Sunday services were combined into a community event on Sunday, July 29, to bring the families of Grace Church together, for socializing and family fun.

Grace Church provided an array of barbecued foods, bouncing structures for the kids, and music. The attendees were a diverse group, and Sears told me that many people who come to Grace Church are not religious.

"They are indviduals who are looking to come back and find God."

Grace Church, located at 421 Page St., provides a non-threatening, welcome place where Sears and his wife Billie, are not only approachable, but are inviting.

Grace Church has really become fully involved in the Town of Stoughton. They have offered free movie nights, free car washes, and many family events.

Last Sunday's event was scheduled at a time when rain was predicted by the meteorologists. "We had a lot of people praying for clear skies from 11-2 today. So far, their prayers have been answered," Sears told me.

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POLICE KUDOS: From the Facebook page...

Congratulations to Officer Marc Baldner on completing the Northeast Counterdrug Training Center Interview and Interrogation course and the US Dept. of Transportation Commercial Motor Vehicle Criminal Interdiction Course.

And, congratulations to Officers Jon Gagne and Matt Farwell for completing the MPTC firearms instructor course.

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FREE GOLF FOR SPECIAL NEEDS INDIVIDUALS: Cedar Hill Golf Course in Stoughton is offering free golf instruction for people with special needs. Individuals of all ages are welcome. 

Instructor is Bob Beach, PGA Golf Professional. Classes will take place at the at 1137 Park Street,  on Route 27 in Stoughton. Classes are Friday, August 10, and August 24, from 10-11 a.m.  For more information, call 781-341-8564.

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