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Friday, July 4, 2008

OHD Committee says thanks

To the Editor:

It was a great three days ... we thank you, Carlisle.

As near as we can tell, this was one of the better attended Old Home Day celebrations we’ve ever had. Judging by the pancakes served, the most runners ever and the most number of kids in the egg toss, we had a “swell” crowd. Even though the rains kept us indoors for the Ice Cream Social on Sunday, it too was well attended and the music rolled on for three hours!

It is a pleasure for all of us on the committee to give back to the community through our efforts and we are deeply appreciative of the generosity shown by you through your donations which came through sufficient to cover our expenses.

We thank you,
David Reed
Chairman, Carlisle Old Home Day Committee

Calling all creative kids

To the Editor:

Please encourage your fifth to eighth grade kids to submit their artwork and original stories to TOGAzine, Gleason Library’s new online publication. At the end of the summer, an actual magazine will be printed and distributed, so we look forward to any and all forms of 2-D artwork, creative writing and poetry. Comics are also accepted – this is a great chance to show off some talent! E-mail all work as a Word attachment to, or drop off artwork at the library. Thanks!

Carrie Abend
Maple Street

Book sale thanks

To the Editor:

The Friends of the Gleason Public Library would like to thank the many citizens of Carlisle who helped make the Annual Used Book Sale such a big success. The sale raised $4,604.75. The proceeds support the library’s programs and resources, such as sponsoring museum passes, summer reading program, story hours, Art at the Gleason, Authors Series, community pot luck supper, copy machine purchase, matching funds for library grants to name a few.

To those who donated so many books over the month of June, we thank you! We would also like to thank the Historical Society for the use of their barn throughout the month of June, as well as the OHD committee, who was always there to lend a helping hand when called upon. As in years past, Dave Smith generously loaned us the use of his trailer to transport all those books, and several residents came forward with handtrucks, quilts, tent … in short whatever we asked for. It was truly a community-wide effort!

We would also like to thank Library Director Angela Mollet for collecting and storing the books in the already crowded library office, and our treasurer, Warren Spence, who cheerfully lugged books to and from the library whenever required.

And the countless volunteers . . . how can we thank you enough? From the schlepping of books from the library to the sorting site; hours upon hours of sorting and re-packing boxes; those who arrived early Saturday morning and throughout the day; to the final cleanup and delivery of left-over books to needy charities . . . all administered with a smile and a sense of play and kinship that makes Carlisle and the Library, in particular, a marvelous place to be. Finally, a huge thanks to everyone who showed up for Old Home Day, stopped by the library and left with an armload of books.

Kathleen Ryder-Hauser, Seema Peterson and Anjli Trehan
Co-chairs, Friends of the Gleason Library’s Used Book Sale

Restorative Justice raffle continues

To the Editor:

Thanks to all who came by to say hello at Old Home Day, to purchase tickets for our raffle of a Smart Car, and to support Communities for Restorative Justice.

Tickets are still available for the car, a handsome black model with silver trim. The smart car gets 40 to 45 miles a gallon, and, measuring just 8-feet long, it’s a dream to park! Currently, the wait- time to buy a smart car in Massachusetts is about 18 months and requires a $100 nonrefundable deposit. Our raffle tickets, on the other hand, are $100 apiece and we are selling no more than 999 of them, The drawing will be November 1. And purchasers help support a great cause.

Restorative Justice is a practice that helps young offenders take responsibility for their actions, while helping victims cope with the harrm caused by wrongdoing. The process includes victims, offenders, supporters, such as parents, teachers or neighbors and community members. We work in partnership with area police departments.

To purchase raffle tickets, go to, or call one of us in Carlisle. Payment may be by cash, check or credit card.

Barbara Howland
North Road

Christy Barbee
Cranberry Hill Lane

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