Lake Boon talk at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge

On Wednesday, September 24, local historian Dick Gelpke will give the third in a series of presentations on the history of Lake Boon. The talk is free and starts at 7 p.m. in the refuge Visitor’s Center. Learn how the lake got its present size and shape, how Temple and Worcester Avenues got their names, and where the railroad stations were. Also, do you know where there is a smallpox graveyard, or why the second basin was the happening place in the 1940’s and 1950’s? Come early and take a look at the center’s exhibits, which include artifacts from the refuge’s Army history and info on its habitats and animals.

Dick is a long time Lake Boon resident. He is retired from the Department of Geography and Earth Science at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where he concentrated on historical and environmental issues and physical geography.

The Friends of the Assabet River NWR holds its monthly speaker series on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the US Fish and Wildlife Services’ Eastern Mass. Visitor Center, 680 Hudson Road, Sudbury MA 01776. Talks are free and open to the public.

Water Carnival Results!

Here are the results for the water carnival events. Thanks to all our competitors and the volunteers who helped with the events. Pictures coming soon!

Canoe Races

Track events: 50-Yard Dash

Track events: 50-Yard Dash, Wheelbarrow & Three-Legged Race

Track events: Three-Legged Race and Sack Race

Track events: Three Legged Race and 100-Yard Dash

Track events: 100-Yard Dash

Swim Races and Water Balloon

Water Balloon and Boat Parade

The prize for Best Shore Party went to Gail Downey and friends! Congratulations!