June 2018

From the left, Lizzy Boschee, Summer Beekman and Whitney Hagman, work on beautifying the sidewalk in front of the doors by the commons area of the Woonsocket High School as part of the Color Me Parking Lot activity organized by Woonsocket’s librarian, Sarah Lieber.

The first week of the Woonsocket Community Library Summer Reading Program has been a successful one! There were three main events this week in which students from the Woonsocket and surrounding communities were able to take part in.  

Makerspace Mondays started off the week having over 28 students in attendance.  Makerspaces are simply activities in which individuals can gather together to create and explore.  Students spent several hours rotating between Legos, origami, art, snap circuits, magnetic blocks, and a variety of different blocks. 

On Wednesday, over 23 students were able to come for the “Color Me Parking Lot” day, in which they were able to use their creative skills to decorate the school parking lot and entry way with sidewalk chalk.  The rain delayed the start time a bit, but the students were more than willing to pull the Legos and snap circuit boards back out!

The week ended with a free movie and popcorn event!  Thirty-one students came and watched the movie, Matilda, based off of a Roald Dahl book.  The library was transformed into a mini movie theater, using all of the different flexible seating options available.  

Week one was a huge success! If you would like to stay informed on future Woonsocket Community Library events this summer, please like the Woonsocket Community Library page on Facebook, or stop in to pick up a summer calendar! We will see you there!

…See more pictures in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.

Madi Moody, second from the right, displays her National Finals Rodeo qualification award during the ceremony on Sunday, June 17.

This past weekend, June 13-16, Madi Moody and Tater Moody both competed in the South Dakota High School Rodeo Finals in Belle Fourche for a chance to compete at the National High School Finals Rodeo.

Tater competed in team roping, and Madi competed in team roping, breakaway roping, pole bending and goat tying. Madi placed third in the first and second rounds in pole bending, which qualified her for the short round. She then made the National team by placing third overall in pole bending. Madi was also elected to be a state officer. 

Tater and Madi enjoyed all the activities and taking part in the state finals rodeo, but they both especially enjoyed the Special Needs Rodeo and helping with it.

Madi will now compete in the pole bending competition at the 70th National High School Finals Rodeo in Rock Springs, Wyo., which takes place July 15-21. Again, this year the Saturday championship performance will be televised nationally as a part of the “Cinch High School Rodeo Tour” telecast series on RFD-TV. Live broadcasts of each NHSFR performance will air online at www.RidePass.com. Performance times are 7 p.m. on July 15 and 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day thereafter.

…See more pictures in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

On Friday, June 15, it was reported to the Woonsocket City Office that there was a non-law-abiding citizen running the streets of Woonsocket in an unlicensed golf cart without a slow-moving sign attached to it. The city finance officer immediately flew into action, jumped into the city truck, turned on the flashing light atop the truck and hunted down the culprit. 

The perpetrator was accosted at the local convenience store, Express Stop, and was put under citizen arrest due to a valid complaint of said person not complying with city ordinances in connection to golf carts. 

…Read on in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.