Our weekly Contributor's Corner highlights some of our reader-submitted announcements so that you don't miss a thing happening in Natick. Here are some of this week's featured events:
1. A Virtual Lost and Found has Formed
Did you know that Bennett-Hemenway Elementary School now has a virtual lost and found site?
"In an effort to return lost and found items we have started a virtual lost and found," the website reads. "As items come into the lost and found they will be numbered and photographed. Every week the site will be updated with new items. If you see an item that belongs to your family please come to the main office to claim it. As you are claiming your item, please leave the number tag. This will allow us to take the picture of the item off the webpage."
2. Photo Winners Have Been Announced
Mass Audubon Society recently held a photo awards ceremony at the Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary .
During a ceremony Nov. 6, the Lincoln-based society recognized winners for its second annual Picture This contest, with the competition drawing more than 2,700 submissions from photographers ranging from amateurs to professionals. Contestants were split into two groups based on age and vied in two categories: best overall photo and best shot taken at a Mass Audubon sanctuary. That meant four grand prize winners and 20 honorable mentions.
The winning images are available to view at www.massaudubon.org/picturethis.
3. Win the Football Game Earn Cash for SADD
In honor of Massachusetts’ long-standing love for classic Thanksgiving football, Boston-based auto-insurance carrier Plymouth Rock Assurance will make a $300 donation to the Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) chapter at the school who wins this year’s Natick-Framingham football game.
Plymouth Rock is working with its independent insurance agents in 30 local communities that have some of the oldest high school football rivalries in Massachusetts, including some dating back to the 1800s, to bring an added element of excitement to this year’s Thanksgiving high school football games. In addition to Natick/Framingham, donations will also be made to over a dozen other Thanksgiving rivalry game winners across the state. A complete list of the participating schools and towns can be found on the company’s blog, http://blog.prac.com/
“Thanksgiving high school football is one of the many joys of fall in New England,” said Keith Jensen, Chief Marketing Officer, Plymouth Rock Assurance. “We’re excited to work with our local independent agents to celebrate victories in the communities we serve, both on the playing field and in understanding how to make successful decisions in our lives.”
Because New Englanders of all ages enjoy Thanksgiving football, Plymouth Rock has also invited fans to share their most memorable stories from any Thanksgiving football game they have experienced. Fans who share their best memories on Facebook will be entered to win four tickets to the Dec. 4 New England Patriots game against the Indianapolis Colts. Transportation to and from any Massachusetts town will be included. To enter the contest: