This year's Apple Blossom Festival and Ducky Wucky  River Race  will be held on Saturday, May 12. The Apple Blossom Festival is held on the  Harvard Town Common. Food vendors and artisans will display their  wares in a festive setting. The Ducky Wucky River Race takes place on the Nashua River in Harvard. Grand prize is dinner for two anywhere in the world! Purchase tickets now from any Ayer, Harvard, Shirley, Devens Rotarian, or online at duckywucky.org.  
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Dogs2Vets Festival April 29, 11:00 a.m. at the Willard Field, Devens, MA. Proceeds to provide service dogs to veterans. The Ayer Rotary Club has partnered with Clear Path for Veterans and the Nashoba Valley Rotary Club to bring this dog-loving fun to the area. Admission is $10; leashed dogs welcome. Sponsorship opportunities are available. 
 
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The Ayer, Harvard, Shirley, Devens Rotary Club held its first annual Cornhole Tournament on Saturday, February 24. Thanks to our sponsors, players and spectators, the event was a success! Thank you to Gervais Ford, Central Ave Compassionate Care, Nikopoulos Insurance Agency, Pinard's Landscaping, Jack O'Lantern Liquors, Reese's Travel Adventures, Turf Logic, Lorden, Pastor and Lilly P.C, ISS and MediaPower! Inc.  
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The Ayer Rotary Club will build wheelchair ramps for people in our community who need a ramp but are unable to afford one on their own. The Club is currently accepting applications from area residents. For more information, or to apply, please contact Patricia Thorpe at 978-339-3419, or via email pattythorpe@live.com.  
Ramps to Freedom Wheelchair Ramp Project Patricia Thorpe 2018-02-04 05:00:00Z 0
 
The date for the famous Ducky Wucky River Race is set for May 7 and one lucky duck will win the grand prize of dinner for two anywhere in the world.  Tickets are now available from Ayer Rotary Club members and participating ticket sellers.
 
 
Rotarians pick up the rubber duckies after the race is finished.  
 
The race will kick off at 4:30 p.m. - rain or shine - with up to 5,000 rubber ducks racing down the Nashua River in Harvard.  The bib number on the winning duck will determine which ticket holder wins the grand prize.  Past prize winners have traveled to Venice, Paris, Tokyo, Cape Town, Sydney, and Jakarta.
 
Tickets will also be available on race day at the annual Apple Blossom Festival on Harvard Common.  The festival is a popular family attraction featuring live music, shopping, food,children’s games and fire truck rides.  The festival is held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
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This is the time of year when most families plan holiday gatherings. But for some area residents, attending a holiday dinner with family simply isn’t possible because they physically can’t leave their homes.  On November 14 and 15, the Ayer, Harvard, Shirley, Devens Rotary Club changed that situation for one Shirley couple. The Club built a wheelchair ramp for two elderly residents who had been virtually housebound for several years.
 
“This is wonderful,” the ramp recipient, a 92 year old man, said, “I can’t thank you people enough. Now we can go to our daughter’s for Thanksgiving. It will be the first time in years that we’re able to go.” The man’s wife has severe rheumatoid arthritis and was not able to go up and down the three stairs to her front door. In order to leave her home, she had to be physically carried out by two people.
 
 
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 Ayer Rotary Club President Melissa Fetterhoff, Dr. Steve Beckman of the Harvard Ambulance Service, and Ayer Rotarian Bill Spacciapoli
The Ayer Rotary Club presented a $1,300 check to the Harvard Ambulance Service for the purchase of four two-way radios for use by EMTs responding to emergencies.  President Melissa presented the donation to Dr. Steve Beckman, director of the Ambulance Service at last week's meeting.

Dr. Beckman was the evening's speaker and told about the efforts of the ambulance service to have round-the-clock staffing and to reduce response times to emergencies.  He particularly stressed the uniqueness of having Bromfield High School students as trained EMTS who are able to leave school and respond to daytime calls.  The busiest period of the day is between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., when they have 43 percent of their calls.

Beckman said they are using a strategy of sending a responding EMT directly to the scene of the call, while another retrieves the ambulance.  This allows the on-scene EMT to assess the situation and begin treatment.  However, he said a lack of two-way radios was impeding the service's efforts to effectively communicate.  

The Harvard Ambulance Service is funded entirely from insurance billing and donations, and it receives no taxpayer support from the town.  However, Beckman said the service's revenues just keep up with expenses, leaving little extra for equipment purchases.

 
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Please join the Ayer and Groton-Pepperell Rotary Clubs for a Night of Comedy on Friday, November 11, 2011 at the Bull Run Restaurant

Cocktails/Cash Bar @ 730pm, Show at 830pm

Tickets $20 each

Tickets Available for Purchase by Calling:

Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce (978-772-6976)

Pinards Florist (978-772-3883)

Gervais Ford (978-772-6600) 

 Special thanks to the Event Sponsors:

     Senate Construction Corp
     Catalano Companies
     NorthStar Construction Services
     North Middlesex Savings Bank
 

 

 

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