Volunteers sought for Woonsocket Middle School beautification

Volunteers sought for Woonsocket Middle School beautification

WOONSOCKET – The city is seeking volunteers for a project to help beautify Woonsocket's middle schools on Sunday, June 1.

Steve Triedman, owner of the property that once held the Alice Mill before a fire ravaged the building in 2011, is donating bricks for the project, which will be used to create new flower beds at the schools. Triedman has also donated stones, which may be used as benches, two pallets, and chicken wire/plastic to wrap the bricks.

The project is being sponsored by the WMS PTO.

Volunteers are asked to meet at the former mill site at 85 Fairmount St. at 1 p.m. to load the bricks. No children under 16 are allowed on the property.

At 2 p.m., the group will head to Hamlet & Villa Nova Middles School to unload bricks onto pallets, wrap and store the donations.

At 3:30 p.m. there will be a free catered lunch for all volunteers.

The flower beds will be topped with engraved brick pavers purchased from local businesses, organizations and families. The project will be completed in the fall of 2014 by the Woonsocket Area Career and Technical Center students.

Contact Lee Forcier at aforcier1@cox.net or Cindy Stepanian at (401) 636-2661 if you would like to volunteer.