Community News-Pet vaccination, compost facility re-opens

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The Fall Festival by North Attleboro Rotary Club

Oldtown Church Pet Vaccination Clinic

The First Congregational Church UCC of North Attleborough (Oldtown Church) will resume its pet vaccination clinic, for dogs and cats, for one hour, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, April 10, at 675 Old Post Road, North Attleborough. Please call/text 508-212-4774 or email clavette_6@msn.com for information, fees and to make an appointment for vaccinations, heart-worm tests, or deworming. Vaccinations and tests are individually priced, without additional clinic or other fees.

RI residents and walk-ins are welcome. Registration via phone or text will be used. Appropriate social distancing and masks are required. Pets will be received outside the building and returned afterward.

All cats must be in carriers and dogs must be on leashes, and muzzles as necessary. Services will be provided by Dr. Peter Granville DVM. The entrance for the vaccination clinic is in back of the church, to the rear of the parking lot, follow the signs.

Striking Beauties holding fundraiser for Rock Steady Boxing

A fundraiser is set for Saturday, May 1. Striking Beauties is a Rock Steady Boxing affiliate. RSB is a program designed to better the lives of those living with Parkinson’s Disease by helping them maintain strength, stability, independence, and dignity.

Why is this being done? The Theracycle 3000 retails for around $6,000 and is specifically tailored for people living with movement disorders such as PD. It would be an incredible addition to the RSB program, and funds are needed to purchase it.

The business is holding raffle of quality goods and services on May 1.Tickets will be sold throughout the month of April and the winners will be drawn at Striking Beauties on May 1 during a Facebook Live session. For more information, visit www.strikingbeauties.com.

To-Go Supper at Plainville UM Church

The Plainville UM Church, 16 East Bacon Street in Plainville, invites the public to a To-Go Supper to be held on Saturday, April 10. This meal features homemade Swedish Meatballs, Party Potatoes, cole slaw and dessert for $12 each.

Pick-up curbside in the church parking lot on April 10 between 4:30-5:30 p.m. Must order on or before noon on Thursday, April 8 by sending an email to plainvilleumc@verizon.net or by calling 508-699-7168. Orders being accepted now.

Compost Re-opens on April 9

The Compost Facility will re-open on Friday April 9, at 8 a.m. Please refer to the Compost Policy and Compost Brochure for more information.

Our Open Umbrella now accepting donations

Our Open Umbrella is a nonprofit that provides food, personal care items, and clothing to families and students in North Attleborough. The organization is now accepting donations toward the Fuel for the Weekend program online. Students on the program will receive a North hoodie, hat, and gloves, a gift card, hot chocolate, and a mug.

In early 2021, OOU will be starting a clothing program for children in North Attleborough. On occasion specific and new clothing items for students in-need will be sought out. To be added to the “Clothing Donor List” please contact the organization. You will be notified when items are needed and can choose whether or not you’d like to purchase that item for donation. For more information, visit ouropenumbrella.square.site/ or ouropenumbrella@gmail.com.

Senior Medicare / Health Insurance Scam

The Senior Director of Benefits Access from the National Council on Aging have heard from a community-based organization in California that one of the low-income seniors they serve was contacted by someone about the $200 Medicare drug discount cards announced by the Administration. The senior gave the person their insurance information and was told that their drugs would come packaged in the mail.

The incident has been referred to the SMP program in California. The drug discount card program is still a proposal and has not been finalized. Do not give any information to people contacting you by telephone; unsure or have questions on Medicare or Health Insurance please call Julia Wheatley, SHINE Counselor, Town of North Attleboro 508-699-0121.

Collect cans and bottles to support the North Attleborough Animal Shelter

Keep North Attleborough Beautiful and The North Attleboro Animal Shelter are excited to announce an important collaboration. By bringing Massachusetts redeemable cans and bottles to the shelter, funds can be raised to care for the animals. This will help to keep the environment free from discarded cans and bottles. Note that some places do not accept cans and bottles due to COVID. The shelter is located on Cedar Rd., North Attleboro.

  • The North Attleboro Animal Shelter can accept only MA redeemable bottles and cans.
  • Please bring redeemables in a bag or box.
  • Place bottles and cans to the left of the shelter building near the storage shed.
  • Cans and bottles are accepted Monday-Sunday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Fall Festival by North Attleboro Rotary Club