To my friends in the First Middlesex District,

A belated, but sincere thank you to all who attended my recent retirement party, celebrating 52 years of public service, and to all the people who donated to the recently established Representative Robert S. Hargraves Scholarship Fund. We collected over $7,000, between donations made that evening and those received through the mail.

The scholarship will be available to graduating seniors from Ayer, Groton-Dunstable, Nashoba Valley Technical High School, and North Middlesex School districts. Scholarship applications are available in the schools, and more information can be obtained by visiting the website,

Special thanks to Jeff Wilson, Ann Hamilton, and Pat Osten for all their help in planning this event. And a very special thank you to Rep. Geoffrey D. Hall (Ret.) from Westford for emceeing the event and providing much of the entertainment.

My sincere thank-you to all the citizens of the First Middlesex District that have supported me with their votes and campaign contributions over the past 16 years. It has been a pleasure and privilege to serve you.