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Bolton Bulletin

Annual ride to fund scholarships

All are welcome to join the 7th annual Steven Chapman Memorial Ride, set for Sunday, Sept. 11.

The event is intended to raise money for the Steven R. Chapman Civic Club scholarships to Bolton youth.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. at Rogers Park and the ride begins 10 a.m., rain or shine. There’s a $20 donation to participate.

Although the memorial ride has traditionally centered on motorcycling, the event is family-oriented, and all vehicles are welcome.

A buffet and take-a-chance auction will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Frederick’s Restaurant. Don Quigan has once again donated a handcrafted segmented wooden bowl for auction at $5 per ticket.

Since 2004, eight graduation and four outing club scholarships, totaling nearly $7,000, have been granted to Bolton Central students.

Steven lost his life in a motorcycle accident in 2005. His high school basketball coach, Ed White, established the ride after the accident. For details, call 796-7163 or send an email to: lauraq@nycap.rr.com. Those seeking to donate items for the auction, call 644-5004.

BBQ to feature foreign workers

On one of the walls of the Bolton Free Library are the names and heights of many of the library’s patrons. Most are children who frequent the library but, closer to the ceiling, are the names of students from far and exotic places. These are the young men and women from Bulgaria, Bosnia, Croatia, Azerbaijan, China and Indonesia who have come to our town for summer employment. These students, many studying to be doctors, lawyers and engineers, spend some of their free time in the library where they use the computers and the wi-fi to communicate with family and friends back in their home countries. They sometimes also provide assistance for the library’s director, Megan Baker. During their library visits, talk occasionally about their homelands and experiences, adding to the cultural diversity of our community.

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