Harvard Fire hosting Wachusett Valley Firefighters Muster June 15

The Harvard Fire Department will host the Wachusett Valley Firefighters Muster on Sunday, June 15, with teams from Harvard, Bolton, Berlin, Boylston, West Boylston, Sterling, Holden and Princeton competing in timed races and performing typical firefighting tasks with old trucks, hoses, water and targets.

The event is at noon on Sunday, June 15 (Father's Day), in the town center, and will run until approximately 4 p.m.

Food will be provided by The General Store.

Vacation Bible School at Trinity Church, Bolton, starts July 28

SonTreasure Island Vacation Bible School (VBS) is being offered July 28 to Aug. 1, at Trinity Church located at 14 Wattaquadock Hill Road in Bolton (just off Route 117). This free program runs from 9 a.m. to noon and is for children age 4 through those entering eighth-grade. Children will have fun with tropical island-themed activities as they participate in music, craft time, recreation, and snack. They will also hear Bible stories about Jesus where they will find out who He is and why they need Him. For more information or to register beginning June 15, call the church office at 978-779-5517 or visit

Bare Hill Triathlon June 29

Harvard's second annual Bare Hill Triathlon, sponsored by the Harvard Lions Club, will be taking place on Sunday, June 29, beginning at 8 a.


m. with a half-mile swim, 10.5-mile bike ride and 3.2-mile run.

The staging and transition areas and finish line will be on the grounds of the Harvard Library.

This sprint triathlon is suitable for seasoned triathletes as well as those with no prior experience looking for a little challenge and fun and is open to both individual entrants as well as relay teams.

Individual registration is $70 and teams $80; since this is an official USA Triathlon-sanctioned event, there is also a $12 USAT fee for all entrants. Participants receive a 2014 Bare Hill Triathlon T-shirt and participation medal and all finishers are eligible for raffle prizes. Medals and prizes will also be awarded to top male and female finishers overall and top finishers in each age category.

To register or obtain additional information, go to

Proceeds support Lion charities and local community programs.

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