Dear Friends of Northampton Trails and Greenways,
The Friends of the Manhan Trail are very busy this spring with with
LOTS of events and fundraisers coming up in May and June. Please try
and attend one or more as our neighbors to the south work to
raise money to fix the trail at the site of the sinkhole.
To benefit the rail trail's "Sinkhole Repair Fund," NEW rail trail
merchandise will be on sale at several of the planned events.
SATURDAY, MAY 2nd ï¿½ DOWNTOWN CLEANUP DAY ï¿½ volunteers are needed to
help mulch the mural plantings. Meet at 8 a.m. at the mural between
Union and Payson Aves. Bring shovels, rakes, gloves, wheelbarrow, etc.
There will be other jobs to do throughout the downtown area if you're
not into gardening work - trash pickup, etc. This is a great volunteer
opportunity for kids and adults alike! By yourself or with a group ï¿½
please come by and we'll find something for you to do! For more
details on the Annual Downtown Cleanup Day, please call the
Easthampton Chamber of Commerce at 527-9414.
SUNDAY, MAY 3rd - DERRILL'S RACE TO SAVE THE TRAIL -
(www.derrillsrace. com) ï¿½ a portion of the money raised from the
annual 5k running/walking race will go towards repairing the trail at
the site of the sinkhole off East Street.
The kids race begins at 9:30 a.m. with the 5k walk/run at 10 a.m.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 9:45 a.m. Entry fee is
$25.00. Pre-registration is available on www.derrillsrace. com;
register by April 9th and get a free Derrill's Race T-shirt!
MAY 3-17th: Buy Avon products and the trail's sinkhole repair fund
will benefit! Order online at www.youravon. com/vhurteau or by
contacting a member of the Manhan Rail Trail Committee. The rail trail
fund will benefit 40% of the proceeds from orders placed through the
website or a committee member between May 3rd and May 17th.
MAY 9-17th: Pioneer Valley Bike Commute Week ï¿½ various events
throughout the valley will be posted soon on http://massbike. org/
SUNDAY, MAY 17th: Fundraiser breakfast at the APOLLO GRILL, Eastworks
Building, 116 Pleasant St. 8 a.m. to noon. Suggested donation -
$10.00. Tentative menu includes: bacon, sausage, eggs, homefries,
pancakes, fruit, granola, coffee/juice and a cash bar.
SUNDAY, MAY 17th: After breakfast, take the kids to BIG RIG DAY, 9
a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Fedor Pontiac Parking Lot, Rte. 10, Easthampton
FRIDAY, JUNE 26th: Massage Day at the Massage School, 1 Northampton
Street to benefit the Sinkhole Repair Fund. $25.00 (plus tip) for a
one-hour massage. 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Limited slots are available ï¿½
please call 529-2900 to make a reservation.
See http://manhanrailtrail.org/ for more details.