Carlisle Cultural Council - Olympic togas & poppies

To the Editor:

On Saturday, the Carlisle Cultural Council will (OHD) have two entries in the Old Home Day Parade. We wanted to honor the organizations that received grants in 2018 and involve many Carlisle residents who attend their events.

A young children’s musical toga band will play instruments and march in front of a decorated truck that will list all of our 2018 grantees, followed by the Carlisle Community Chorus who will be encouraging parade watchers to sing along with them.

The Council is also supporting the Poppy Project which will honor the 100th anniversary of World War I in November and will have a Poppy car in the OHD parade. It will be draped with bright red hand-made poppies that are being knit, sewn and felted by Carlisle residents. After the parade, come to the Council’s poppy tent by the War Memorial. You can help put poppies together and listen to more songs by the Carlisle Community Chorus. The council’s brand new logo was created by Mary-Lynne Bohn who is Council member and Carlisle resident.  The Carlisle Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils (LCC) in Massachusetts. The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Massachusetts Cultural Council which allocates the funds that we distributed to 11 local organizations this year. 

Applications for 2019 funding by the Carlisle Cultural Council open on September 1, 2018. 

Jill Henderson

Sunset Road