Another year of Wood Bank magic in Hopkinton

Published: 12/2/2019 11:38:32 AM
Wood bank magic

This community is exceptional in so many ways and what happens each year in Sean Powers Wood Bank is purely “magical.” It happened again Nov. 16.

First, thanks to all those families who donated wood, thanks to those who retrieved it and delivered it to the wood bank. Our thoughtful Transfer Station ladies had pallets ready to go for us and will take care of plowing out to the stacks all winter long. If it wasn’t for the large donations from Jeff Dearborn and Chuck Rose, the truckloads of firewood and the size of the emergency stacks at the wood bank would have been greatly diminished. Gratefully, we were able to make 16 truck deliveries and stacked 10½ cords in the wood bank.

From early morning to mid-afternoon, volunteers of all ages worked together to prepare every last bit of the donations to keep their friends and neighbors warm this winter. The satisfaction and the joy that was shared on that frigid day defies description.

As if we weren’t warmed enough, the coffee and donuts from Greg Sagris at Dunkin’ Donuts and the five-star, full banquet provided by Hilary Gabbett and Rosie Smith filled our bellies and our hearts.

I don’t believe I will ever see, in my lifetime, a community so totally dedicated to giving to others with such love and respect. And, our parents are teaching their children the value of “doing so with their own hands.” When I say magical, I mean magical! Thank you, for another amazing year.

Tom and Mary Congoran


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