Troop News: Weekend Update

Hurricane Sandy Relief Project

The Franklin Police Department has teamed up with Franklin Fire Department and the School Department to collect a relief shipment for Monmouth Co NJ.  It is on the Jersey Shore just south of New York.  Mark Manocchio spoke with them yesterday morning.  They said they have a police station and post office in the ocean.  Houses are gone and they still have 90% of power out.  They said anything we could send would be greatly appreciated.  We have containers at both Fire Stations, drop off hours are 8 am to 6 pm.  Please spread the word and lets help out our fellow Americans.

Items needed include:

  • Bottled Water
  • Non perishable food
  • Pet food
  • New clothing
  • Blankets
  • Personal hygiene items including baby items

Sunday morning stroll  11/4

Dan Conatser and Bob Latshaw are going to scout out a 5 mile hike on the Mid-State trail this Sunday morning.   Bob’s motto is “the more the merrier” so he wanted to spread the word. Here is the plan, let Bob know if you are interested.   (  We can car pool as well. Kids are welcome, but this is not a scout trip, so keep that in mind.
It is hunting season – so wear orange (and according to Bob) leave your antler hat at home…
– Depart Franklin 7am. Dan and I plan to leave his house at 7 am. We will take 2 cars so we can spot a car at each end.
– Dan is at 16 Berkshire Drive.
– We will start from 5 miles south of Treasure Valley in Spencer MA and hike north.
– I think the most elevation gain at any one time is 200 feet. Not bad at all.
– The weather forecast is for clear but cool conditions. (but remember my rain jinx)
– We should be wrapped up and on our way home before noon
– I plan to bring a saw and ax to clear the trail of any damage from the hurricane.

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